I recently contacted the director at the Avian Cognition Labratory at Northern Arizona University about photographing the birds in their facility. Much to my excitement they agreed, here are a few of the photos I took there. Hopefully I will have more photos soon as I think I will be joining them out to a field study.
"The Avian Cognition Laboratory (ACL) is a research facility in the Department of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University dedicated to the investigation of behavior, learning and memory, ecology, and genetics of seed-caching birds in the family Corvidae." If you would like to find out more about the ACL check out thier website at http://www4.nau.edu/acl/
Pinyon Jays (Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus)
Mexican Jay (Aphelocoma ultramarina)