My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
Graceful dead tree up above Deep Canyon.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Blue jay with a different beak~Nature's Notes~092012
A large blue jay appeared over the weekend at the cabin up in Idyllwild. I immediately noticed that he had an oddly shaped beak. It was much longer and curved that a normal blue jay's beak. I watched him and got some photos of how he got corn in it. He didn't approach the corn "head on" like the other jays...he went at it sideways. He ADAPTED! I saw him every time I put out food, so obviously he has managed to overcome his "adaptation". I was glad to see him doing well. Here are some photos of him and the last one shows a normal blue jay, so you can compare. Can you see the difference? Nature's Notes for September 20, 2012. To stop by Nature's Notes, please go to: http://ramblingwoods.com/