Tuesday, March 24, 2009

ABC Wednesday ~ J

J is for Jay!



Last week on a particularly nice, almost warm, sunny day I went for a ski all by myself. I stopped for a rest at the Gazebo and while I was enjoying a drink of water and a banana, a curious Gray Jay ( Canada Jay) sat on the eave of the Gazebo eyeing my snack.







So I shared my banana with my new little friend. Jays of course, with eat almost anything and will sit quite close to you and even eat out of your hand. At first I just let him pick at the banana peel. In this picture he seems to be thinking, "Is this all I get?"






Then I gave him a more substantial piece, which he really enjoyed. I have also heard Jays refered to as "Whiskey Jacks". I'm not sure where that nickname came from but I am sure there is a story behind it.



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12 comments:

RuneE said...

J for Jay - sound s nice! And looked nice to :-)

Sylvia K said...

I love it! and what great shots! Thanks for sharing your banana with the "Jay" and the photos with us!

VP said...

Your Jay is quite different to the bird we have with the same name in the UK!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm not sure I'd recognize a whiskey jack if I saw one...though that is the name I've heard people use. Very cool that he ate part of your banana!

Elaine Dale said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Gray Jay - do they screech like Blue Jays?

Tumblewords: said...

He's so unlike the jays that hang out around my house in the early spring and clean winter bugs, etc. out of the gutters. Nice photos!

Jay said...

Hey, that's me! LOL!

Your jays are nothing like ours. Ours are pink/buff coloured birds underneath with dark grey wings and tail, and a startling white and iridescent blue bar on each wing. And they are NOISY!!

The few that I've seen have also been rather shy.

Carol said...

Pretty pictures....I've never seen a gray jay...you still have alot of snow there!

Janie said...

What fun jay photos. This guy looks like he'd follow you home.

Granny Smith said...

The common jays around here all sport bright blue feathers. The Stellar's jays are particularly bold. I have had one swoop down at a picnic and snatch an entire sandwich from my hand - and he didn't even say thank you!

Dragonstar said...

How very kind of the jay to pose for you like that. Did you tell it it was starring on ABC Wednesday?

pictureeachday said...

He is a bold little thing, isn't he?! I love the photos, even more so for the story that goes along with them :)