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Perisoreus canadensis obscurus
Generally found in boreal and subalpine forest, the grey jay nests during late winter, but doesn't take advantage of the warmer weather of late spring for a second brood. On the west coast of oregon and California it is generally found above 1000 feet. requiring 47 calories a day, these birds have gained the nickname camp robber . They secure cached food to high tree branches with sticky saliva
217 feet elevation near beach.
We joined some friends for a college grad celebration - they celebrated rather more than we did, and left the table full of food and drink over night, much tot he delight of a small group of gray jays and myself