A new place in the Coachella valley that we discovered on our last trip, was the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve. It’s just a little ways up from Palm Springs on the 29 Palms Highway. It was a nice spot with some good scenery and views. I would say we spotted this jay while hiking there, but it was more like he spotted us. We were walking along and all of a sudden he swooped in right in front of us and perched on a tree less than 10 feet in front of us. I actually had to back up a little to be sure I’d be able to focus on him with my long lens. I expect he was hoping for a handout of some kind as jays in general are often very tame when it comes to accepting food from people.
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