Stellar’s, Lichen and Light

Stellar's, Light and Lichen

While out on a morning walk we heard this Stellar’s Jay calling from within a dim forest filled with lichen covered trees. We followed the calling and when he briefly moved into a small patch of filtered morning light got a glimpse of a wonderful Jay who seemed right at home in his wonderful forest of lichen and light

Amore?

Amore?

We watched as a pair of swallows hesitantly landed close to each other on a branch. Within a minute or two they seemed to get comfortable and began to check each other out so to speak. When the female decided she had seen enough she took to the air and the male appeared to try and follow with all his might. Unfortunately, both swallows quickly disappeared into a large flock which was feeding on insects at the pond and we soon lost track of them. I guess we will never know how this relationship ended.