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Canada Jay, formerly known as Gray Jay, was an especially popular bird with the group in the Cascades. The species' nickname "Camp Robber" hints at its relationship with humans and its bold, inquisitive nature. (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)
Another beautiful western corvid, Steller's Jay can also be a thief at picnic tables. This juvenile still shows a bit of yellow at the gape flanges, indicating recent fledging. (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)
White-headed Woodpeckers, those great prizes of coastal range birding, can be tricky to find in autumn, when they are rather quiet. In fall and winter, they eat mostly pine seeds, quietly hammering into cones to reach them. Unlike other woodpeckers, they do not store seeds but eat them immediately. White-headeds also do not forage by excavating into wood but flake off bark and probe into crevices and needle clusters for insect prey. (Photo by participant Pete Peterman.)