Waiting for lunch.

Family dinner time.

Hungry Blue Jay Nestlings

Cute Baby Blue Jay

Mom is Fed First

Every time the male blue jay would arrive to the nest with food he’d first give the female some of the food, they’d then both feed the nestlings together.

Gently, with loving care, they fed their nestlings together

Watching nests is a fascinating and quite a learning experience. I’ve watched several different nests over the last couple years but had never found a blue jay nest – which is one I’ve really wanted to find – they hide their nests so well, as is evident in the photo I’ve chosen here. When I came across this nest late May of this year I was over the moon happy and the best part was that I hadn’t really missed that much because I discovered it just a few days after they had hatched. Every day I visited the nest and stayed for hours recording video, and just observing what they do. Luckily for me the pair know me very well and have for the last 3 years so they had no trouble with me being there whatsoever. What I liked the most was that the nest was no where near the neighborhood and was very far into the local woods. This made for a very nice setting. For me, this nest has been one of the most interesting and fun to watch, the way they work together as a team is beautiful. I can’t help but to admire all the hard work they put into it!

I Believe I Can Fly

Blue Jay Fledgling trying out his wings


Baby blue jay begging to be fed

Blue Jay

One of the young blue jays posing for the camera.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology