Because it is spring -- and because it is quieter in the park now -- I'm seeing many more birds on morning walks.
It was a great start for the day when I caught this Blue Jay contemplating a bounty of acorns fallen from some of the live oak trees around the park.
Although a typical bird for many in the US, this Jay is very different from those we see in Oregon and I have wanted to get a picture of one for a long time.
While the Jay was a first time sighting (here in the RV park), mockingbirds are much more common. They are everywhere...
On fences ....
And on signs*. (And, sometimes, even in trees.)
They are such a cheerful little bird. I don't get tired of seeing (and hearing) them. Lately, fledglings have been testing their wings and learning to navigate. Some mornings I see what are probably the parent birds chasing crows and grackles away from the little ones.
* That sign is one of our most (UN)favorite kinds. We call them CYA signs -- in this case it is there so that if any of us residents get hit by a car if we venture outside of the park, the management will be able to say 'we warned you.' We live dangerously and often dare to walk past it!
LINKING THIS POST to: MOSAIC MONDAY (thank you Judith); NATURE NOTES (thank you Michelle); WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY (thank you Stewart); GOOD FENCES (thank you Theresa); and SIGNS SIGNS (thanks to Lesley).