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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 1600
EV 0.0
Pattern Metering
No Flash
360 MM


  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonabout 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • ♥⊱ B. Randi Bailey
    ♥⊱ B. Randi Ba...about 1 year ago

    Honestly, never knew there were gray jays! Loved your description, and thought how closely they resemble blue jays in temperament. Very proactive in going after what they want and need! But I love them most of the time, except when they are squawking at me to throw some feed out! Wonderful capture, too, of course…since I’ve seen a lot of quality photography with your name on it!

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful capture. He looks like he’s checking you out.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 1 year ago

    September 20, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • ldredge
    ldredgeabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful shot!

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 1 year ago

    Excellent background

  • Carolyn Clark
    Carolyn Clarkabout 1 year ago


  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallabout 1 year ago

    Featured 4 Oct 2013


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