is a bird of the hills and mountains. During the winter some of
them migrate to
the lower elevations. However, in recent years a few have decided
that they prefer city life year round. At least one pair has
nested in our
refer to any jay
as a "blue jay". The scrub jay has
less blue than some of the other jays. It generally lives in the
chaparral scrub of the drier hills and mountains. When nesting in our
area, the jays
come into conflict with the local mockingbirds.
Like other jays,
scrub jays scavenge and beg at picnic areas.
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