After a bit of patience this Whiskey Jack finally showed itself again so I could get a shot.
Description – The Grey Jay, also known as the Canada Jay or Whiskey Jack, is grey above and whitish below; the forehead and throat are white and the nape and stripe through the eye is a dull black. Younger birds are a sooty-grey. They have a “whee-ah, chuck-chuck” call and scold, scream and whistle.
Distribution – The Grey Jay (Canada Jay – Whiskey Jack) is resident from Alaska east across Canada in coniferous forests. Also know as the Camp Robber, this playful rascal is a frequent visitor to campsites and summer cottages, and can be easily fed by hand or bird feeding station once you become acquainted.
Biology – Being omnivorous, the Grey Jay feeds on meat, fruit, insects and various vegetable substances. They are attracted to campsites where they appropriate as much food as possible; with its saliva it glues meat, suet and/or hide into balls and hides it among pine needles. It lays 3-5 grey-green eggs in a solid bowl-like nest made of twigs and bark strips, lined with feathers and fur.
Texture by Grunge Textures. The bird is painted back in for effect.
Photographed near Ste. Rita, Manitoba, Canada
Canon Rebel XTi; Sigma 150-500mm lens
F/6.3; 1/200 sec.; ISO400; 500mm