Mamma Blue Jay and her brood

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.

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Givin’ me the eyeball — see the cord/light? These 2 photos are taken on April 12.

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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 …

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Completely bald.

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So, yesterday, Sunday, May 6, I decided to check on the babies.  WOW they’ve grown and are starting to fledge out!

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See their little feathers?

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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.

 

 

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