Live Bird Bonus: Scrub Jay Reference

By: Photographs by Lynda Goff

Want to carve a scrub jay like the one Jerry Simchuk demonstrates in the Summer 2017 issue? The first thing you need is some good reference so you know exactly what the live bird looks like. And do we have reference photos for you! These are shots that Jerry used when he carved his jay. They were taken by Lynda Goff, a research biologist, university professor, and naturalist whose website is www.lyndagoffphotography.com. Check out the site to see what other images she has available. You can contact her directly at lgoff87@gmail.com.

“The scrub jay, like other jays, has a lot of character,” Jerry wrote in his article. “You can spend many hours watching them in and around the feeders and yard. The long tail, streamlined body, and non-crested head make this jay appear longer and slimmer than the Steller’s and Eastern blue jays, even though they are all virtually the same length.”


Scrub Jay Reference Photos

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