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May 09, 2011


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Jill, adult birds are probably keeping an eye on Hoppy. If you feel he is in imminent danger, you can try to get him to a wildlife rehabilitator. If no immediate danger, let the adult jays take care of him. Good luck!

Jill Fischer

I have one of these tail featherless babies in my yard right now, I've named him Hoppy since he can't fly at all. The problem is there are several cats who roam the neighborhood. My question is - better to leave him in the wild or catch him and take him to the area Wildlife Vet?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Dakota, hawks do prey on jays but jays are also the sentry when they're in the area. They do a great Broad-winged Hawk imitation!


I don't think their afraid of hawks! They have been know to imitate them often..It's crazy when you see one actually doing it ; you expect to see something so big!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Francisco - Please do the best thing for the bird, which is to release him back to the wild. He will do fine - as my jay did. In addition, it is not legal to have a Blue Jay in your possession unless you are licensed to rehab it.


i just found a blue jay with no tail. i decide to keep it at home until hes tail grow.. but i don't know how to take care of it.. anyone in here can help?

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  • Our eyes and ears should be open and alert to the natural wonders that surround us every day. Take time to look out our windows to see the birds that visit us and open our windows to hear them. Walk around whatever space we have to enjoy the birds in nature. Every day, work on improving our powers of observation.


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