|Mexican Jay at Madera Canyon|
|Steller's Jay of Mt. Lemmon|
|Brown Jay of Tikal National Park, Guatemala|
Surprisingly, not all Jays are blue. Some are brown, green, or gray! Take for example the Brown Jay of Tikal, Guatemala. They were all together in their typical group fashion chatting up a storm doing what Jays do best......chasing other birds away:)
|Bushy-crested Jay at Finca Pilar near Antigua, Guatemala|
In Guatemala, I found them difficult to capture on film. Most people didn't have feeders out or places to quietly stalk the birds so I had to do the best that I could. While not the best shot, this Bushy-crested Jay was a common sight during our travels.
|Unicolored Jay, Biotopo del Quetzal near Coban, Guatemala|
This Unicolored Jay above is the prototype for all Jays. It was also the most secretive. On Ebird, it was considered a rare bird for the cloud forest we were exploring. It's location was revealed thanks to a loud Montezuma Oropendula. This Jay is said to be closely linked to the Pinyon Jays below.
|Pinyon Jays near Greer-Overgaard, Arizona|
|Western Scrub-Jay at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon|
Trogons posted several weeks ago. There is a lot of material to cover from this past summer and I'll have more coming up:)