Fly Away Blue Jay!

I was alerted to something amiss in our backyard by our dog Pepper barking her head off about something! We found this sad, wet Blue Jay(juvenile) in our dog’s plastic pool. My husband scooped it out of the pool and I laid it on a towel and put it under a tree, in our side yard,where perhaps it’s parents would tend to it. We’ve seen lots of adults and baby blue jays out and about this spring near this oak tree. Over a time period of about 4 hours I kept checking on it. Once I thought it was dry and placed it on the ground without the towel. I’m happy to show that it dried out and was ready to try flying again. After my last video, I checked back 30 min later and it had flown away. 😊

Poor little blue jay was exhausted from landing in the pool and and getting wet. It just lay there and slept on the towel for awhile!


Dried out and hopping around and flying short distances but still not taking off.

Taking refuge near our tomato plants! 30 minutes later I returned and it was gone!

Debut Album Kickstarter— “Cosmic Youth” by Daniel Pendergraft

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? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/18926571/cosmic-youth-dpend-debut-album This project will feature 6-10 original songs recorded at a Studio in Nashville. Art for the album cover is being made by an excellent artist, I’ve got some great musicians playing drums, bass, guitar,…

Monarchs in Plano, Tx

    Two years ago we saw migrating Monarchs nectaring on these white flowers. We were so happy to see them again in the same place today! There were at least 300 on these bushes that grow along this creek bed. Mostly they were resting and nectaring as there was a south wind blowing about 20 mph. A cold front is headed this way, in about 4 days, with a north wind to push them on to Mexico where they are migrating for the winter. It’s always amazing to see them in such great numbers.

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