2019—Green Jay

Among the main bird attractions at the Santa Clara Ranch in South Texas are the Green Jays. In fact, the stylized logo of Santa Clara Ranch features a Green Jay. I have always loved jays for their gregarious nature, their intelligence, their devilish behavior, and their beauty. Green Jays are stunning to look at, the most colorful of jays. And, they are jays, through and through. At least one pair was building a nest nearby but they were secretive about it. Although I saw them with nesting material, I never saw where they took it to work on their nest.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 500mm PF