2021—Raucous and Colorful

One of the first photographs I took in Texas last month was of the colorful and noisy Green Jay, the bird used for the logo of the Santa Clara Ranch where we stayed. Its colors are bright and distinct and like many birds in the crow family (Corvidae), the jays are not only colorful and but they are raucous and gregarious. Over the years I have grown to love all the birds in this family because they are smart and goofy and fun to watch and photograph. This visit to the Santa Clara Ranch, the Green Jays were frequent visitors and we had lots of opportunities to observe their quirkiness.