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The deceptively cute Gray Jay is one of the most intrepid birds in North America, living in northern forests year-round and rearing chicks in the dark of winter. Highly curious and always on the lookout for food, Gray Jays eat just about anything, from berries to small animals. They may even land on your hand to grab a raisin or peanut. During summer they hoard food in trees to sustain themselves through bleak winters.

Taken in Algonquin Park, Ontario, Canada

Nikon D800
ISO 1000
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
650 MM


  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Brilliant Whiskey Jack!! Another bird that fills me up with good memories, & while Muskoka & other more northerly regions in general are part of that, the best & brightest associations are indeed with Algonquin. And yes, they’ll land on any part of your anatomy if they detect the smallest morsel of food. They are the personification of cheeky… with our Blue Jays a close second. Love all the Corvids… don’t see enough of these guys these days. GREAT shot, Michael!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Wonderful work

  • Peter Wiggerman
    Peter Wiggermanover 1 year ago

    Stunning work Michael… high quality as usual..

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeover 1 year ago

    Gorgeous capture Michael.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    September 17, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • jessiejoe
    jessiejoeabout 1 year ago


  • John44
    John44about 1 year ago

    Fantastic photo Mike

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomabout 1 year ago

    Oh Micheal simply perfect! Congratulations on your feature.

  • DottieDees
    DottieDeesabout 1 year ago

    Love this one too…love all of your work!

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