Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Blue Jay Question

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Monday 14th May 2018, 17:28   #1
Rosario1
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: canyon city
Posts: 2
Blue Jay Question

I have a blue jay sitting on eggs very close outside my window, and "check on her" discretely from said window several times a day. She's been on the eggs for several days now, but I never see her leave, nor do I see anyone feeding her. I'm wondering if perhaps her mate has been injured or something. Any thoughts here?
Rosario1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 15:26   #2
nartreb
Speak softly and carry a long lens
 
nartreb's Avatar

 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 1,175
It's not unusual for the female jay to do most of the incubating, but I wonder how you can tell that it's always the same bird on the nest? Unless you're watching the nest 24/7, you may not notice when the pair switch places.
__________________
My bird photos
nartreb is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 16th May 2018, 19:24   #3
fugl
Registered User
BF Supporter 2018

 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Reno, Nevada
Posts: 14,197
Quote:
Originally Posted by nartreb View Post
It's not unusual for the female jay to do most of the incubating, but I wonder how you can tell that it's always the same bird on the nest? Unless you're watching the nest 24/7, you may not notice when the pair switch places.
Actually, its only the female Blue Jay that incubates, a not uncommon pattern among songbirds whether or not the sexes look alike.
__________________
Bird photos (Flickr): http://www.flickr.com/photos/fugl/
". . .Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet;
Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet."

--Gerard Manley Hopkins
fugl is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 28th May 2018, 04:18   #4
Rosario1
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: canyon city
Posts: 2
Hmmmm. Two contradictory answers here. Thank you both. She must be eating, because she's still alive!

I have seen her visit our bird bath. She's nesting very close to our window and seems to be fairly at ease with us "checking" on her every so often at the window, although I keep the shades mostly closed so that she's not threatened by too much movement inside.

I guess I'll just keep on watching her and hope she's getting food somewhere.
Rosario1 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4th blue question - Hungary maudoc Butterflies and Moths ID 2 Wednesday 25th June 2014 08:55
blue tit question Ian1966 Scotland 0 Saturday 6th April 2013 19:09
Blue Tit Question UK Disneynut1973 Bird Identification Q&A 6 Wednesday 2nd June 2010 11:43
Blue Tit Nestbox question... Waggers Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes 3 Sunday 18th April 2010 18:31
Blue Jay Question- bobmaguire Birds & Birding 11 Thursday 28th January 2010 19:09



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12558699 seconds with 16 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:26.