The Canadian Geographic Society has recommended that the Gray Jay be adopted as Canada’s National Bird (https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/gray-jay-gets-nod-for-canadas-national-bird/article32882103/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&click=sf_globefb&service=mobile). Can’t think of a better symbol of being Canadian!
These beautiful birds are clever, resourceful and hardy (and they love blueberry pancakes!).
The Gray Jay families in our valley are frequent visitors to the ‘Escape, undaunted by winter, and bringing smiles to all who take the time to appreciate a less-hectic pace.
The Gray Jay is a gentle bird, quietly “chucking” at you if you’ve been “too busy” to pay attention to them! No squawking or screeching, as is common in the more raucous Blue Jay, and their most irritated call is a “rrrrivit, rrrrivit” when the cat tries to stalk them (good luck with that, Jynx).
The Gray Jay certainly receives our vote for the National Bird of Canada!