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Baby Blue Jays

Discussion in 'Pets and Wildlife' started by Alexis, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. Alexis

    Alexis New Member

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    My hubby discovered a Blue Jay nest 10 days ago. It's located about 12' up one of our Live Oak trees, and is closely guarded by both Mama and Dad. Upon doing a little research, I found that these birds are monogamous, and mate for life. The sub species that we have here in South Florida are small by Blue Jay standards, with the adults being perhaps 6-7" beak to tail tip.

    10 days ago, the wee ones had just opened their squinty little eyes; today, 2 of the 3 look like they will fledge at any moment. We've been supplementing the parents' diet with seed and meal worms.

    Here is a progression of photos over the past 10 days, the most recent one was taken today.
    Bluejays061711.jpg Bluejayssleepiing061711.jpg BlueJays062511.jpg BlueJaysAll3.062611.jpg
     
  2. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    They are clearly proud and noble beasts.
     
  3. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Look at their pretty new feathers. Great pics! Isn't that fun to watch? I was just thinking about our birds and their babes as the heavens opened up (finally).
     
  4. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    Great pics!!
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Wonderful!
    *waves*
     
  6. Kitty

    Kitty AKA\Debby

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    great photo's! I have mixed feelings about the Jay's, here in northern Calif. we have scrub jays, I don't mind their load voices but they raid other birds nest for eggs and chicks. I was in the yard when a racuss broke out in the holy tree, a Jay tried to fly off with a mocking bird chick so large he couldn't hold on to it, he dropped it but the fatal damage was already done.....