Gray Jay
Perisoreus canadensis
The Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) is a common jay of the Rocky Mountains as well as parts of the far northern United States, and most of Canada and Alaska. It often is quite tame and may invade camp sites or picnic areas hoping for a handout. It is sometimes called "camp-robber" for good reason. The moulting adult in the image shown here was in Breckenridge, Summit Co., Colorado, in July, 2008. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 40D and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS lens.