Florida Scrub Jay

taken on Merritt Island, FL

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Florida Scrub Jay - Corvidae Aphelocoma coerulescens

Scrub jays send out a sentinel; if the people seem friendly (what is friendly to a scrub jay?) and have food for scrub jays (seeds, no salt or oils), they call in the flock. Dual standard at Merritt Island: rangers feed the scrub jays, signs say not to do so. Rangers count more than signs for us.