The Gray Jay
The Gray Jay lives in the northern forests in Canada, I have seen them in the bordering states as well. They are highly curious and always on the lookout for food. It will even landing your hand to grab a raisin or peanut, they horde food in trees to sustain themselves through the winter. Gray Jays are stocky medium sized bird with short stout bills. The Gray Jay nests during late winter incubating its eggs in temperatures that may drop below -20°F. I had noticed that all the Gray Jays and the Algonquin provincial Park have been banded, they are being studied by scientists in trying to determine the impact of Global warming is taking on the Gray Jay population. They all have the most amazing and lovable personalities, they will follow you from tree to tree while hiking through an area that they populate. They are one of my favorite birds to be around, there are more beautiful birds around but none are as endearing as the Gray Jay.