When a bird preens, that means they are using their bill to clean and arrange their feathers. Their wings will be spread out while they draw individual feathers through their beak, realigning and re-interlocking the barb part of the feather. Here is a preening Double-Crested Cormorant.


Here’s two Western Scrub Jay’s (Interior) I saw a while back, in the northern Arizona high desert. The area contained Gambel Oaks, as well as Pinyon and Juniper trees. Read more about them here…WESTERN SCRUB JAY