A bird of many names, this Gray
Jay also is known as the Whiskey Jack, a Canada Jay, and Camp Robber.
The name 'Camp Robber', being derived from its habit of hanging around
wood's camps and helping itself to any available food it might find
there. Here in New Brunswick this jay is commonly referred to as a Gorby or Moosebird.
But I always call it a Gray Jay. This gray and white bird, one of the smallest jays, is a bird found in our coniferous forests all year round.
So, as it wasn't too frightened I reached for my food stash and scattered it there in front of the jay along the roadside. I then drove away, turned and parked on the road opposite of where I had scattered the food. I didn't have to wait long and the bird reappeared approaching the food stash and taking a few bites from the bread. This was a wonderful photo shoot! I I might try again today as this is such a sweet bird to observe!