Siberian Jay, the friend of the hiker

Last weekend I was hiking in Oulanka National Park in Finland to enjoy the autumn colors and rugged landscapes. It is one of the most popular parks, so you can hardly see any wildlife there.

But one friend the wilderness traveller has: siberian jay (Perisoreus infaustus, kuukkeli in Finnish). This fearless bird comes to camp sites and might even take some food from one’s hand. Three, four jays came to eat ground meat somebody has carried to lure the birds.

[Click any image to open the gallery.]

The second set of pictures are older, from a skiing trip to Saariselkä and Urho Kekkonen National Park. There the jays came to eat our bread, sitting next to us on the bench. One can hardly get better lunch company.

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I will post every week “Thursday Twitters”, pictures of birds mainly from
Finland and Southern Africa, occasionally also taken elsewhere.
The source of the text is most likely Wikipedia or similar online article.

About Olli Laasanen

Eyes and ears open. New and old. Jobs and hobbies. Pictures and music. Entertaining and serious. Change and stability. Nature and urban.
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4 Responses to Siberian Jay, the friend of the hiker

  1. Wonderful photographs!

  2. john todaro says:

    Great post. Habits and habitat sound similar to that of our Gray Jay.

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