fledgeling blue jay
Its a hot and humid late afternoon and this little guy has just left his nest. The water in my backyard waterfall is cool on his feet I'm sure. There is a tall fence around the yard that keeps predators out. He can rest for a bit and think about learning to fly. There are two other sibling fledglings, who are more adventuresome than this guy, and two adult blue jays also in the backyard this evening. A busy day! One of the young jays almost landed on my head in an awkward flight.