About the Bird Art:
The image is printed on Epson Premium Matte Paper with UltraChrome Ink; the color should last quite a long time. The print is then mounted on a cradled wood block and coated with a UV resistant protectant to prevent fading. Each block is signed on the back. Ready to hang from a sawtooth hanger attached to the back. Watermarks will not appear on print. Color may vary (based on your monitor settings).
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4" x 4": $44, 6" x 6": $55
See the painting come to life
This listing is for a limited edition, fine art print of my original painting of a California Scrub-Jay called, “All My Friends Are Metalheads.”
I’ve always admired the shimmery blue of the scrub-jay. On top of that pretty color, they’re also clever birds, and I do admire fauna that can figure things out. You use that brain, scrub-jay! These birds keep me company on my hikes up the hills of San Bruno/Pacifica. They’re super chatty as well. I do wonder what birds are saying to each other. Don’t you?
Bird in a Box subscribers: this is the bird for March 2019.
About the California Scrub-Jay
from Audubon + AllAboutBirds.org:
- You might see California Scrub-Jays standing on the back of a mule deer. They’re eating ticks and other parasites. The deer seem to appreciate the help, often standing still and holding up their ears to give the jays access.
- The oldest known California Scrub-Jay lived to be at least 15 years, 9 months old. It was banded in California in 1932 and found in 1948 in the same state.
- California Scrub-Jays—like many members of the crow and jay family—have a mischievous streak. They’ve been caught stealing acorns from Acorn Woodpecker caches, and some even steal acorns they’ve watched other jays hide. When these birds go to hide their own acorns, they check first that no other jays are watching.
|Conservation status||Healthy population overall, and increasing in recent years in northern part of range.|
|Family||Crows, Magpies, Jays|
|Habitat||Oak woodland, oak scrub, riverside woods, and foothill forests of pinyon pine. Often very common in well-wooded suburbs and parks.|