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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Abandoned Baby Jay

some Blue jay individual nestlings begin to wander as far as 15 feet from the nest 1-3 days before the brood fledges. Even when these birds beg loudly, parents may not feed them until they return to the nest.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 06.2019
Photo Location: Auburn, Alabama, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7500
Copyright: © Dilhani Dissanayake