Scrub Jay Photos & Movies
High-resolution Scrub Jay photos. On the first link below, are full-size close-up photos of a Western Scrub Jay. Over a couple of years, I was able to hand tame two Scrub Jays (Skippy & Snickers). Both jays were very cooperative in having their picture taken - and allowed me to get as close as I wanted with the camera (anything for a peanut). Because the photos were taken in the parking lot where I work, I was able to get pictures using the colors of other cars as a background (note the red car door in the thumbnail below). A red background for a Scrub Jay turns out to be rather striking. I was also able to get some unusual photos of Skippy through my car's moonroof (photos taken from inside the car beneath the glass).
There are more Scrub Jay photos on my Image Event album link below. These are smaller photos & sized for viewing. Below are several short movies of hand feeding a Scrub Jay.
Skippy Movies. This was the most recent Scrub Jay I've tamed. Movies require Quicktime player.
Snickers Movies: This was the first Scrub Jay I tamed. Also requires Quicktime player
New: A very rare video of a fledgling Scrub Jay (recently out of the nest).
New: View a 32 second high quality mpeg with sound. Skippy in my hand for 32 seconds.