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Wed Jun 16, 2021, 07:01 PM

I had a young Blue Jay at the feeder this evening. This explains why the adult Jays

were harassing the squirrel tonight. They usually don't pay much attention to him, but tonight they were all over his butt, literally.

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Reply I had a young Blue Jay at the feeder this evening. This explains why the adult Jays (Original post)
Arkansas Granny Jun 2021 OP
StClone Jun 2021 #1
Arkansas Granny Jun 2021 #3
Prof. Toru Tanaka Jun 2021 #2
Xipe Totec Jun 2021 #4
Arkansas Granny Jun 2021 #6
Nay Jun 2021 #5

Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 07:16 PM

1. Out of Parental concern as Squirrels eat baby birds.

Your fledged Blue Jay may well be safe, though.

I love Blue Jays! And for first time ever I have a pair nesting in my yard as well! A White Ash about 24 feet up contains their loosely built nest, just above my garden. And, I think they picked that nesting spot because there was easy access to tree rootlets I had tilled out of my garden and tossed over a fence.

Smart, independent, beautiful, rascal Blue Jays are always welcome! if you ever have the fortune of holding a newly feathered baby Blue Jay they have a sweet smell which is hard to describe, but very memorable.

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Response to StClone (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 07:33 PM

3. Raising baby Blue Jays seems to be a family affair. There are several that come

to the feeder together. This is the first time I've seen this young'n.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 07:22 PM

2. Beautiful birds and feisty as hell


We see them on our property occasionally.

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Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 07:48 PM

4. You should see the green jays in South Texas.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 10:05 PM

6. Beautiful!

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Original post)

Wed Jun 16, 2021, 09:41 PM

5. We had a set of four baby blue jays this year -- by the time we saw them, they were

flying well but obviously still, well, in middle school. They would come together to the feeder and bird bath to play and jump around with each other, chase each other, etc. It was so gratifying.

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