This morning, this young Gray Jay was out foraging with its parents.
This angle shows the primary and tail feathers that are not fully developed. Gray Jays start nesting in the late winter and their young fledge in early May.
Follow the link to the Rendezvous, Voyageurs National Park’s newspaper. Lots of good information for the visitor.
A very cold Fox Sparrow on this snowy day at the end of April.
I was looking back at some of the old posts and I came across this one that was interesting.
That’s what John James Audubon called them back in the 1800’s. I can see where he got the descriptive name. The modern name is Spruce Grouse.