My backyard is overflowing with juvenile Blue Jays!
These youngsters have been nudged from the nest, and are so much fun to watch as they discover the world. They are extremely curious and not the least bit shy.
Though quickly growing in independence, they are still not above some feather-flapping-food-begging when an adult is in the vicinity.
They haven’t quite mastered the fine art of rail landing…
…but they are quickly becoming proficient at peanut pecking…
…and peanut popping!
They definitely have taken a linking to Bark Butter!
…followed by a second.
The third Jay was a bit hesitant and watched for awhile from the edge…
…but eventually couldn’t resist the allure of the water and before long had joined in the action.
These youngsters have been a constant source of entertainment. I mean, seriously, who needs Netflix when you have a backyard full of juvenile Jays?