December 11, 2017
Gray Jays Stops By Snowy Ontario Feeders
It's a winter wonderland on the Ontario FeederWatch cam, and this Gray Jay is taking advantage! Gray Jays thrive in cold, snowy conditions like these. In fact, they nest in the late winter period, incubating their eggs in temperatures that may drop below minus 20°F. Oddly, they do not attempt a second brood in the May–June breeding period used by other birds in boreal habitats, even though those warmer conditions would appear to be more favorable.