Pheathers – The Blue Jay

This is a re-posting of one of my favorite moments last summer. I can’t wait to see if we have any more close encounters with the blue jays.

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A “teenager” Blue Jay, wild and reckless, made friends with the ones his Mama told him were the wrong crowd. What an amazing experience this was for all of us.

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We gave him some bird seed. He gobbled up a bit, but seemed to like the attention he was receiving more than the food.

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He first captured our attention by bathing in a muddy puddle the grandboys had created with the hose. The two year old baby was excited and bold, he went right up to him and petted him on the back. We were amazed. No worries for those of you who might wonder if the bird was sick…no…just very young…feisty, strong, and bright-eyed. We wondered if perhaps someone had hand-raised him…he was that tame.

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As I took photographs he pecked the camera.

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He also took a liking to my wedding ring.

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After a bit he flew to a perch in one of the pines bordering our back yard. Fly away home little bird…stay safe. Small miracles happen every day. Thank you God!

14 thoughts on “Pheathers – The Blue Jay

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  3. Every summer I try to befriend at least 1 bird or wild animal….
    usually within a week or so, I will have the birds eating out of my hand, but squirrels, and other wild animals will take longer….

    There is an empty field about 1/2 mile from my place that I go to….I have a chair there & a shelter to block the sun. all 4 sides of this shelter are open so the birds & animals do not feel :”boxed in”….they have many escape routes if they feel threatened.
    I do not do this to gain another “pet” to take home….I do this for 2 reasons.
    #1) doing this, feeds the birds
    #2) I also do this to break up the monotony of my day….

    Sometimes I will bring dryer lint( a blue “walmart bag” full) that I get from the laundry room of my apt. complex….sometimes if I find or have some old rags, I will cut them in to pieces about 1/2 inch long x 1/4 inch wide, and I put these out for the birds to line their nests with.
    Pet shops often have these bird houses that are woven from some kind of grass or reeds….so far, I have placed about 25 of these in the trees that line this field….
    I love my birds, & only want to see them grow & prosper…..

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    1. Aw…James…I love this comment. What a great way to pass the time! Good idea about the dryer lint…definitely time to start doing this…sounds like a good blog post to me! 😀 Thanks my friend.

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