This coastal Western Scrub Jay (Aphelocoma californica, aka California Jay, Long-tailed Jay ) in Golden Gate Park don’t like them spiders. You can tell because the blue jay spotted a web from a great distance, found a tasty, 8-legged, 4-eyed treat (Araneus trifolium, aka Pumpkin Spider) and then mashed it into bits.
Poor little feller. He almost made it to Halloween.*
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Poor little feller.
*Halloween 2004 that is. But the EXIF says October 25th and that’s six days a’fore Hallo’ween no matter the year…
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