Sunday, July 13, 2008


Like many forested alpine regions, Cameron Lake at Waterton is the home of the bluejay, or the Steller's Jay, as it is more correctly known. We saw them close to the beach as they foraged for scraps of leftover food, or human picnics left unattended. They are daring little creatures, as they often approach people without fear, and have been known to chase hawks and owls. Some tribal peoples regard them as a trickster character in their sacred histories. Others regard them as pests, but they are always fascinating and beautiful.

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