Jay shaped charcoal gray bird

by Diane King
(Iowa, USA)

I live in central/eastern Iowa. For several years I've been watching a charcoal gray (all over) bird and shaped like an "Iowa" blue jay. It then left for a couple of years.

Today I saw a pair of birds very similar in coloring; perhaps they were a younger version and the grays will get darker as they age. The wings, head, back, and tail are all the same darker gray. Today's bird was almost a steel gray instead of the deep charcoal. The stomach in this bird is a gray, but lighter than the back.

As I said before, the shape of the bird is like the blue jays that would be seen in Iowa.

At the moment, I do not have a picture, but will watch for another "sighting" and hope to get a picture.

Even though I don't have a picture, does the description sound familiar to anyone.

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