The Oregon Jay because of its extraordinary habits has been well-named the Camp Robber. He is about the size of a robin, whitish beneath and gray above and face mostly white. Aside from other marks he could be easily distinguished by his eccentric habits. So acquisitive and aggressive is he that he almost lifts the lid from the campers pots and pans that his hunger may be satisfied.
He has a number of different call notes, so that unless one is very well acquainted with him it is impossible to distinguish from the other jays by his notes.
Being less shy than other bird of the Park he drops in one ones camp with no formalities, and leaves after having satisfied his appetite and curiosity, offering no apologies. Because of his intimacy and peculiar habits he is one of the Park's most interesting bird citizens.
The Varied Thrush resembles the robin both in size and color, except that his markings are more distinct, with two reddish yellow bands on wings, black breast band and chestnut wing bars distinguish it from its relative, the robin.
He has an exceedingly elusive song or call note which is impossible to describe and has been aptly phrased by one writer as " the note that holds the rapt sublimation of the songs of all the thrushes. " Even though abundant he is never conspicuous, flitting in with the elusive and mysterious inward spirit of the forest in perfect harmony.
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