For the past few weeks it has been fun watching a steady stream of Blue Jays coming to our backyard.
They are mainly attracted by the peanuts that we put out on our fence.
While some of these visitors are adults, many of them are juveniles. Very young birds are normally easy to pick out because they don't yet have a full crest and they lack the heavy black band across the top of their chests.
Older juveniles look a little more like adults but their age is given away by the yellow/pink edges of their beaks.