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gray Jay

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

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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:)

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California, USA

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

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