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gray Jay

Perisoreus canadensis obscurus

Description:

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

Habitat:

217 feet elevation near beach.

Notes:

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

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2 Comments

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 5 years ago

This is the first time I've seen one only a couple hundred feet or so above sea level! Normally I see them at Crater Lake on day trips

I love these birds Karen. I always try to pick camping sites that have Grey Jays to keep me company:)

KarenSaxton
Spotted by
KarenSaxton

California, USA

Spotted on May 18, 2013
Submitted on Nov 16, 2014

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