Idyllwild, California, just two hours northeast of San Diego, is a small town known for its vibrant interest in music and the arts. It’s also right in the middle of the San Bernardino forest and is home of many animals and plants.

In my previous post, I featured a lazy squirrel relaxing in the sun. Here I’d like to feature a local bird that is just beautiful: the Stellar Jay. I’ve never seen any Stellar jay birds in San Diego, just blue jays, but there are tons of Stellar Jays in Idyllwild. In the pictures below, they were just standing on a tree right behind my cottage.

Here’s a photo of the female Stellar Jay bird:

Photo of female Stellar Jay bird in Idyllwild, California

Photo of female Stellar Jay bird in Idyllwild, California

Here’s a photo of the male Stellar Jay bird:

Photo of male Stellar Jay bird in Idyllwild, California

Photo of male Stellar Jay bird in Idyllwild, California

They really are beautiful birds but they have quite a feisty character. I saw them attack squirrels and chipmunks without hesitation to keep them away from the area they were feeding on. And they’re pretty loud too!

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

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