Canada Jay

Today’s jay – the Canada or Grey Jay – was found during a hike in Olympic National Park. I decided to do a relatively short hike up Mount Storm King. Once at the top I was greeted with a bit of a crowd (I think when I headed back down there were about 15 people or so trying to cram onto the peak), a beautiful view of Lake Crescent, and a pair of Canada Jays that apparently have figured out that they can take advantage of the crowds hiking the peak. I guess it is common for folks to stop there and grab a snack, and the jays are not shy about their efforts to get a bite as well as they were landing on people and happily being hand fed. After reading up on them, it appears they are odd because they rear their chicks in the dead of winter and they use their saliva to stick food to branches to make stores for the winter.

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