Gray Jay or Whiskey Jack

These are one of my favourite birds, easily trained to come for food, they are a delight to hand feed.  They don’t migrate and stay in their territory year round.  They manage to do this by storing enough food in bark and crevices to be able to feed all winter. The young have an early start, hatching mid winter, hardy as can be, true Canadians.  Canadian Geographic conducted a survey and found out that this bird was voted most suitable to be our national bird and it was nominated.     

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