Gray Jay at Picnic Table
If you look into any North American bird book, they will note that in Canada or the Northern US, these love to hang out around camp sites and picnic tables. I had never seen one so I had big hopes when I finally went to Yellowstone NP in 2015. True, enough, we had a picnic lunch at a deserted campground (a rarity in Yellowstone in July) and it didn't take long for a few of these fellows to show up looking for handouts. The Jay family is great - often beautiful colors (even this one, although not as bright as the Blue Jays, is still an appealing mix of grays), large and noisy, and apparently one of the most intelligent non-human animals.
The Gray Jay, also Grey Jay, Canada Jay, or Whiskey Jack, is a member of the crow and jay family found in the boreal forests across North America north to the tree-line and in subalpine forests of the Rocky Mountains south to New Mexico and Arizona.