Returning

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…

baby_blue

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!
Tammy

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!

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