The day before yesterday I stripped the garage door to a constant cacophony of jays. And this morning I learned why. Junior jays were all beginning to leave the nest. The other day I had two pair of Jay parents in my yard: one Scrub couple and one Steller's couple. This morning I had two families of four. Yay! I tried to take pictures, but it's gray and rainy today (yay!) and jays don't exactly pause to pose.
In sad news, Starlings gutted my lone fig. Bummer.