Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)
Blue jays are common just about everywhere in eastern North America in deciduous woods, coniferous forests and even residential backyards. The one above lives in Algonquin Provincial Park and is looking for a handout. Notice his/her crest is lowered. Apparently they lower their crests when they are feeding.
Another blue jay
This one is also hanging out where humans are tossing out peanuts. And some people are holding the nuts in their palms. While gray jays - whiskeyjacks - like their peanuts shelled...
Found a Peanut, Found a peanut...
blue jays enjoy the challenge of shelling their own.
I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE