These photos were taken July 26, 2020.
The blue jay action around my yard has increased in recent days. There has been much more jay chick screaming lately and I did not know why, until I investigated this morning. It would seem a couple of the chicks tried out their wings and then forgot how they got out of their nest. One was sitting in a birch tree, next door and was able to flutter up a bit to reach the next highest branch. The other was grounded and all it could do was stumble from place to place, calling for Mommy.
The high pitched calls could have a double edge, should a crow or kitty-cat be in the area. Hope these guys figure it out soon. Maybe Mom and Dad can help out a bit with a feeding at their new situation.
Sweet Baby Jay
Sad little whimpers ringing out o’er the land,
baby jay’s flight attempt got quite out of hand.
All he recalled was standing high on nest edge.
How was he to know he was not fully fledged?
He flapped his small wings and said, Hey look at me,
when suddenly, he was in air, flying free.
For a brief moment, he thought he could make it,
doubt soon set in, he could no longer fake it.
Ground came rushing up, taking his breath away.
What would happen now to poor sweet Baby Jay?