Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens)
Lives in a variety of brushy areas including chaparral, open woodlands and residential areas. There is some geographical variation in color patterns. The upperparts including wings and tail are blue, the back is grey or brownish depending on the area, and the underparts are grayish white with a blue incomplete necklace.

This juvenile had a broken leg. The leg healed and the bird matured. He was released 5/29/01. Photo taken 05/06/01.