When I visited Crater Lake with my parents many years ago, we were joined by several Gray Jays at our picnic table. They were particularly fond of our green grapes, which they proceeded to carry off one by one. At some point, one of the birds landed on the peeled banana I was holding and started to peck at it! Another decided to perforate the lid of our yogurt container, but it didn't find the contents to its liking and went on to something else on the table.
Camp robbers, indeed - albeit very adorable ones! :)
On Wed, Jun 27, 2018 at 2:10 PM, <dpvroman...> wrote:
> Many years back, when my wife and I were eating lunch at Crater Lake, a > fledgling of the year "Camp Robber," or now Canada Jay, landed on my wife's > head in an attempt to grab a bite to eat. > > Dennis (north of Grants Pass) > > On 2018-06-27 14:03, Alan Contreras wrote: > > Camp robber may sound undignified for these lovely birds but one grabbed > part of a sandwich two inches from my hand and flew off with it, so I think > that qualifies. > > Alan Contreras > <acontrer56...> > Eugene, Oregon > > www.alanlcontreras.com > > > > On Jun 27, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Roy Gerig <roygerig...> wrote: > This has been an interesting subject, Gray Jay, Whiskey Jack. I hunted > deer and elk a lot with Dad at higher elevations in my growing up years > which I didn't make until now, maybe > > In our hunting camps, I remember it was Clark's Nutcracker was the Camp > Robber. Maybe just they seemed more obvious about things like breaking > into the Corn Flakes box you left out than the soft spoken and looking Gray > Jay. > > I heard Whiskey Jack for Gray Jay once or twice as I remember it > > Roy Gerig Salem OR > >
-- __________________________ Hendrik G. Herlyn Corvallis, OR
*"Nature is not a place to visit. It is home." -- Gary Snyder*