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A scrub jay with a peanut taken from a feeder. Scrub jays are highly intelligent corvids and it was fascinating to see this jay examine the peanut at length before figuring out how to shell it.
A pair of California quails feeding in a backyard. The quails are common visitors to many backyards in Southwest US, especially in the suburbs. In summer, they often forage as a pair and usually the male keeps a lookout while the female feeds.