Desert Horses

Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 4 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Scrub jay~Wild Bird Wednesday~101613

The horse ranch is FULL of scrub jays, like this guy who landed on a pole near the wash rack last Saturday.  Unfortunately, it is also home to a Cooper's hawk.  Cathy, the owner, mentioned that the baby quail are disappearing...sigh...We had a scrub jay in our desert neighborhood for nearly 4 years.  He, too, disappeared when a Cooper's hawk took up residence.  I hope this jay stays out of harm's way.  Wild Bird Wednesday for October 16, 2013.   To visit WBW, please go to:


Andrew Fulton said...

It's a lovely looking bird... nice pose.

Adam Jones said...

What a lovely looking bird.

Dave said...

Lovely species, lets hope he stays around for you

Gunilla Bäck said...

A very pretty bird!