Saturday/ Steller’s jay

The neighborhood’s pair of Steller’s jays visited my backyard this afternoon.

The Steller’s jay (Cyanocitta stelleri) is a jay native to western North America, closely related to the blue jay found in the rest of the continent, but with a black head and upper body. [Source: Wikipedia]
It’s sunny, but cold. The down feathers on the bird’s chest and belly are plumped up to keep it warm (birds are warm-blooded, same as mammals). 

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