Saturday, October 16, 2010

Gray Jay

 The Gray Jay is a very common sight in the woods of Newfoundland. Despite that, I have only seen about four during the last six months. They are a handsome bird but very naughty. They are the root of a common phrase here in Newfoundland: "Bold as a jay!" This is because they will come right into camps or yards and steal things. The items will be whisked away, never to be seen again.
These birds can be found all year round so I will have to keep watching because these are the only clear pictures that I have of the Gray Jay. It's a wonder that I have these because they were taken from such a distance. They are known to eat mice, eggs, young birds and the usual diet of seeds, camp food and berries.

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