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Monday, July 14, 2008

The Scrub Jay Drama Continues

scrub jay with broken wing
Scrub jay with broken wing

For those of you who've been keeping up on my little backyard drama, here's the latest photo of my scrub jay with the broken wing. The bottom five or six longest feather finally came loose. The white area below her wing, shown here, should be covered with the missing blue feathers.

She's drinking from a little waterfall in our pond.

She looks much better, and can actually fly down pretty gently. She may never fly like a regular bird, but I think she's going to be all right.


mirele said...

My mom has a blackbird with a bum wing that visits pretty much every day and has been for a few years now. She calls him "Yardley" and gives him fresh water. This bird also gets bread scraps and leftover dog food. There are other birds too...Yardley has three "esposas" (wives) and other blackbirds come to visit as well.

Wishing your bird a long and happy life like Yardley...

Miss Poppy Hussein Dixon said...

Thanks for the comment.

It seems like the relationship between wild birds and humans is more symbioltic than I first thought.