Buzzbombing Whiskeyjack

By: Suzanne

Feb 07 2010

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Category: camping, Flora and fauna, tiny wildlife encounters


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:NIKON D80

Snowshoeing on nordic trails on Mt Washington, whiskeyjacks followed us, leaping from treetop to treetop looking for treats. Back at the Raven Lodge, Liam shared a few fries. Don’t feel good about adding to the cholesterol level of these lovely little birds but the next day, we left behind some granola bar to make amends.

About the size of a robin, found that they’re also called Gray Jays and nicknamed “Camp Robbers.”

“Being omnivorous, the Grey Jay feeds on meat, fruit, insects and various vegetable substances. They are attracted to campsites where they appropriate as much food as possible; with its saliva it glues meat, suet, animal skin into balls and hides it among pine needles.”

Yech! Guess the fry was good glue at least.

2 comments on “Buzzbombing Whiskeyjack”

  1. This is my favourite photo of 2010. Thanks for all the great images!

  2. What a handsome guy!!! Auntie Kathy xo

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