Some time over the winter, a momma blue jay decided that the privacy fence on the back deck between condos was the perfect place to build a nest and have a buncha babies. Even though the electrical cords and a bulb to my deck lights is RIGHT. THERE. You can see momma’s tail in the first photo on the left hand side of the plank.
Givin’ me the eyeball — see the cord/light? These 2 photos are taken on April 12.
Wednesday, May 7, I decided to see if there really were babies in the nest. Oh yes, most definitely. Somebody is waiting for a snack …
So, yesterday, Sunday, May 6, I decided to check on the babies. WOW they’ve grown and are starting to fledge out!
See their little feathers?
Nature is SUCH a wonder.
I’m glad Maggie can’t get out … she spends hours watching Momma Blue Jay flying in and out of the nest bringing goodies for the babies. I think she’d make short work of those little cuties.