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.
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.
But man, they are so cute!