North Blue Jay bird (Cyanocitta cristata bromia)
There are lots of Blue Jays in the Big Sur Canyon. They often hang near the river and hop from stone to stone.
For more information about this bird, read en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay
Photo taken during a 3-day trek on the Pine Ridge trail to the Sykes Hot Springs in the Vantana Wilderness, near Big Sur (California)