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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 D300
1/320
F7.1
ISO 2500
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
280 MM
Monopod
cloudy

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algonquin park, birds, boreal, corvids, gray jay, forest, jays, ontario, woodlands, nature, wildlife, images

Comments

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz4710 months ago

    Pretty birdie… want something to eat? ANYTHING? That’s a rhetorical question. Another beautiful catch of Whiskey Jack, & I love his perch, too.

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixon10 months ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work
    .

  • DottieDees
    DottieDees10 months ago

    You just keep on cranking them out!! This is just gorgeous…!

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp10 months ago

    Nicely perched Michael

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultz10 months ago

    Really lovely capture :)

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjes10 months ago


    2013/09/21 One image per 24hrs

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharp10 months ago

    Excellent capture, Michael!

  • lorilee
    lorilee10 months ago

    A beautiful capture!!

  • LarryB007
    LarryB00710 months ago

    Well Done Michael, congratulations on your feature! This is a superb image.

  • Peter Wiggerman
    Peter Wiggerman10 months ago

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