My adventures in and near Deep Canyon, located near Palm Desert, CA and the pinyon mountains near it.
A view from Pinyon Flats, next to 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/