Early one morning I went to check the mail + as I opened the door I found a baby blue jay sitting on our front stoop. It was so cute + didn't seem to mind me at all. I ran back inside + grabbed my camera.
It had found it's way into a near by bush by the time I got back. Also, it's parents were circling the area + making the loudest sounds they could. I kept my distance + of course, I did not touch the bird. I had a mini photo session as I guided it back to the yard. I also managed to capture a few shots of the ma + pa.
Unfortunately, a couple hours later I heard the blue jays going crazy. When I looked out my window I could see them dive-bombing into the fenced-in yard next to ours. They were attacking the neighbor's dog who just so happen to find the baby blue jay.
Once I realized what was happening I ran to the house next door. I had never spoken to these neighbors before so my first words once they opened the door were "Hi, Im your neighbor + your dog is killing a baby blue jay + it's parents might be killing your dog."
He ran to the back yard in stopped the dog but unfortunately it was too late. I managed to stay strong until I made it back home where I then shed many tears for the poor baby bird.
I don't usually like to share sad stories, especially about animals but I want this bird to be remembered. I will print it's photo + hang it up for all to see. RIP BABY BLUE JAY <3