During a birding tour with a very interesting fellow birder we hiked Cypress Mountain to a specific lookout with a fantastic view of Bowen Island. During our quick stop, we had a visitor sit very nicely for us in the young hemlock. These very industrious birds are smarter than the average jay. They wait for their cousins the Canada Jay to pilfer food from unsuspecting hikers and then stash it in the nooks of the tree branches. The Stellar's jay waits patiently and watches while taking mental note where his food is not stored for a snack now or later.