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Please fly, little fellow. You’ve got to fly!

June 10, 2012
fledgeling blue jay on the ground

Fledgling blue jay on the ground - click to embiggen

Three or four crows seemed awfully interested in something outside our window…

To a bluejay, a crow might as well be an armored tank but mama and daddy bluejay mounted a relentless attack, facing down the crows in the air and on the ground, and they finally moved back. Crows are smart and patient. They’ll make a note of it, to see if this little fellow could be an easier snack later in the day.

That was an hour ago. Little bird is still on the ground, parents in the branches above. Coaxing him to fly.

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  1. June 27, 2012 at 00:06 | #1

    Did it live?!

  2. decrepadmin
    June 27, 2012 at 06:59 | #2

    I don’t know. I hope so. I lost track of it in the underbrush.

  3. decrepadmin
    July 2, 2012 at 21:29 | #3

    UPDATE: He made it! Yesterday we saw mama and daddy and little one in a tree together! He must have spent most of the day on the ground being menaced by various hazards.

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