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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blue jays by accident



Well, Odie (our dog),  AKA the bird eater. was walking around with a baby jay in it's mouth. We wrestled it out, fearing he worst.
But it was alive and kinda looked good for being in the jaws of death.

 So we tried to bring it back to where we heard jays calling in the woods. On our way across the creek, we found it's sibling drowning in the water.
Aaack!

He did not look so good.
So we found a tree, made a nest out of fern leaves on the ground at the base of the tree. We left them for about an hour until dusk.
Marlin and I made our way back to check on them right before it got too dark.. There we found them, ants crawling all over them, one on it's back, but still breathing.

So we brought them in for the night, researched what is best to feed them, which turns out to be oatmeal with crushed berries.
This morning they are outside in a box, hoping they will call to their parents.
 They look good, and they are HUNGRY!

 We will bring them back in the woods later to try again to reunite birdie babies and parents. If we are unable again, I will send them off to a rehabillitator tomorrow.

They require so much care, even as fledglings.
Plus they need to learn foraging skills, and I don't want to mess them up.

But man, they are so cute!
Happy update!: Baby birds and parents were reunited this morning!

7 comments:

denise said...

Oh, sweet little birds!

Three Mommies said...

I'm glad they united with their parents. I always thought once people touched baby birds the parents would reject them. Glad to learn that's not true!

Heart Rockin Mama said...

Maeve said "I love this story."
:-)

Andrea said...

That is great, I am so glad it worked out. It is so hard finding those tiny birds and not really being able to help them. Way to go!

Diane said...

Wonderful news. So glad they made it back with their parents.
Blessings
Diane

Twig and Toadstool said...

What sweet pictures! Glad the outcome was good!
:) maureen

Stephanie said...

Yay!! Happy ending!
woohoo.