Whiskeyjack, finally.

This one comes with a story.

Whiskeyjacks (aka, Canada jays) are common in the mountains of North America. So, you'd think that I would have a picture of one, right?

It turns out that I have suffered the Curse of the Whiskeyjack. Whiskeyjacks who have posed for me have caused my camera batteries to die (twice), my memory card to fill (twice), the camera to die (once, but since repaired), my footing to slip, and so forth. So I have never caught one of the darned things on film except at very long range.

Until this one. On the Slough Creek Trail in Yellowstone NP, a well-behaved Whiskeyjack posed very nicely so that I could break the Curse of the Whiskeyjack in late September 2007.


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lcarreau - Nov 5, 2007 12:11 am - Voted 10/10

Striking pose ...

Looks like it was a very well-fed Whiskeyjack.
Is this one related to the Grey Jay of the Washington Cascades & British Columbia?

Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Nov 5, 2007 6:53 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Striking pose ...


Yup, also known as the Grey jay -- and known by some expletives when they steal your lunch. :)

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 26, 2010 5:55 pm - Voted 10/10

top quality

can't imagine anything closer to perfection than that, beautiful close-up shot, congrats.


Arthur Digbee

Arthur Digbee - Nov 27, 2010 7:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: top quality

Thanks -- it's one of my personal favorites, so I made it into thank-you cards over at cafepress. So my relatives see a lot of it after Christmas. :)

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Nov 27, 2010 7:28 am - Voted 10/10

Re: top quality

what type of lens did you use to shot that beauty ?

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