This little hummer was so friendly it perched high by me while visiting with my parents on their  lovely deck with many flowering Cactus and various annuals. 3 images.

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A family of Jays

When the Jay family fledges the nest everyone knows it!  Sqwaaaaaak!  They are a loud bunch, in these photos a fledgling has just left the nest with parents encouraging along the way. My parents country yard makes for a wonderful environment for them with mature trees blended into a meadow.

blue Jay

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