This may sound crazy but I think my blue jay came back today! Several years ago there was a blue jay born in the backyard and came to sit near me on the back patio. Here he is in the tree…
I was just outside and an adult blue jay hopped over near me. I started talking to it as I wasn’t sure he knew I was there… he was seriously close without fear. He kept hopping toward me just watching. As I stood there he flew up to the side of the house and took down a hornet’s nest for us and ate all of the eggs etc., inside of it. Then he flew away.
Thanks baby blue!
I have no idea if it was the same one, but it made me wonder if they come back to the same backyard as ‘home’? I found this:
The real miracle is the seamless fusion of these tools over vast distances. “Birds really do have a remarkable ability to home back to a particular place,” Weidensaul says. “They’re coming back to the same back yard, the same tree. They have a whole suite of cues they can use to get there. And it may be that, depending on global conditions, they learn to rely on one more than the others.” https://www.outsideonline.com/1922491/how-do-birds-find-their-way-back-home-spring
Whether or not it was the same bird that was pretty cool!
Enjoy this Strawberry full moon!
PS. On the theme of returning, I gave someone my cart from the grocery store two weeks ago that are a $1 rental. This week she came to class to give me my dollar back. LOL… I told her I wouldn’t take it back and to pass it along to someone else. Pay it forward!
PPS. Have you picked up one of my colouring books yet? Go buy one. Thank you!