Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Young Blue Jays having problems, adults giving me same~

Whenever I see a young fledgling on the ground, I always allow the parents to do their thing to encourage the young ones to take up their strength and do what they must to get up in a suitable and safer location. The other day, as I was returning from the hawk nest site, and stopped along our creek. There on a tree limb that touches the deepest part of the creek was a young Blue Jay. The adults were feeding it and then disaster was about to happen, as the little one hopped down to a lower branch that would be most assuredly a dip in the deeper water. The parents were frantically yelling at, and it was dumbfounded as to what to do. That is when I took charge and moved the young one to a tree branch, all the while I was trying to help, the adults were flying so low, I felt the air of wings as they passed over, but I never worried about it, just did what I needed to do at the moment. There were two of these young ones and I am not certain, but it seems there was only one by next morning and it was doing well~


  1. Mary, great photos and a nice story. The juvie jays are cute.

  2. Very ugly but cute litlle jay! Very interesting serie ;)

  3. This is a beautiful peace of pictures Mary. So nice to be able to witness the feeding moments and the status of the chicks. Nice pictures!

  4. Wonderful bird pictures! Ugly and cute at the same time:-)


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