National Geographic : 1933 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph from Dr. Spencer R. Atkinson "PUCK-OF-THE-WOODS" HAS SOME FRIENDS AND MANY ENEMIES The California jay is an impertinent creature, who seems to take conscious delight in mis chief-making. Nothing could be saucier than this rascal, as, perched on a twig, he dips his head in a mocking bow, jerks his tail, and screams anathemas to the world at large. He destroys mil lions of other birds' eggs every year and takes keen delight in pecking cats' tails (see page 79). Photograph by George Shiras, 3d HE IS NOT AS NOISY AS HIS COUSIN, THE BLUE JAY Florida jays are found only where there is a dense growth of oak and shrubby bushes or in adjacent sand-pine areas. They respond readily to human advances (see pages 50, 59).