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Whiskeyjack - Canvas Print of an Original Gray Jay Painting

This print is based on an oil painting of a whiskeyjack, also called a gray jay or Canada jay, that I saw while hiking in Algonquin Park. These very outgoing birds are known for interacting with people, and this one was no exception: it landed within my reach to get a good look at the pear I was eating. Gray jays don't migrate in the winter. To survive the winter, they cache their food behind bits of bark or in rock crevices, and somehow, they remember how to find those thousands of caches again to feed themselves and their young. They even nest in the winter, incubating their eggs in the frigid temperatures of the boreal forest in March.

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