Grey Jays

Last spring I found myself huddled in the shade at the edge of some trees with Casey Anderson, Missy Pyle and Rick Smith watching a mother grizzly and three cubs.  They played and dug for grubs and voles in the sunny, sprawling meadow in front of us while Rick and I filmed from the comfort of our parkas.  Eventually we got hungry too.  It turns out that trail mix is a hot commodity in those woods and before long we had a bunch of new Grey Jay friends.  I filmed their raids on our trailmix stash while Rick kept focused on the bears – or at least he tried to.

I’ve kept with Nat Geo’s spelling of “Grey Jays” although, “Gray Jays” is also perfectly acceptable.

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