Today was the 1st day they saw a Canada Jay at the lodge. A Canada Jay (also known as a Gray Jay or a Whiskey Jack) is a relation to the Blue Jay. Here in Harvey, they’re known as Gorbies.
While Mike was growing up, he spent a lot of time at his dad’s hunting camp. They’d get there and settled in and before too long the Gorbies knew they were there and would fly in close for food. If you’re patient enough, it’s not unheard of to have them feed out of your hands. Oddly enough, gray jays seem to have no trouble in finding human companions in the woods. It’s been said that ‘once having identified man with food, it does not forget’.
I’m hoping that the Gorbies stay around and our clients are able to enjoy them and their antics while staying at the lodge.