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DwayneOakes
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« on: March 24, 2010, 08:02:48 AM »
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Thanks for taking a look !

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes

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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2010, 02:23:52 PM »
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Nicely done!  

Those are definitely bold little birds, but one of my favourites.  They'll eat the lunch out of your hands if you let them.  There are a few suggestions on the origin of the name - one is that Whiskeyjack comes from following those who used to bring liquor into the logging camps (in old naval terms, every sailor was called a 'Jack').  Another is that the bird was named after the Cree 'trickster' spirit, Wisakedjak (Wiisagejaak in the Saulteaux language), which given its habits, may be more apt!  You could call them 'Gray Jays' or Perisoreus canadensis if you want to get picky.  

Enough language lessons for the day... really like the image, though.

Mike.
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2010, 03:08:54 PM »
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Lovely shot - good light, composition and subject. The only thing better? - To have been there, I have been inspected many times by these saucy guys. Is that this Spring? Already no snow?
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2010, 08:04:12 PM »
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Thank you for the comments !!

Great history on this bird ! Thanks for posting it Mike.

Take care,
Dwayne Oakes
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