We live in a natural aviary. I learned Wednesday night that Bravo Lake, which I have featured several times on this blog, is one of the best places in CA to bird watch. One morning last May I went out in our front yard and found a blue jay egg in the planter area lying on the bark. Blue jays lay blue eggs – of course!
The last time I found eggs in a hazardous place for them, I called the Wild Life Protective Services, and found out that birds have no sense of smell in their beaks, so don’t know that you have handled their eggs. So I didn’t feel badly about experimenting with this one. As I turned it, I noticed that it already had a chip off its shoulder.
It rolled around for a while as I watched hands-free. After that, I put it back in the bark where I found it because I had to leave. By then it had another chip out and several cracks.
It was gone when I came back. Maybe it hatched. We have a lot of birds at our house.
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What wildlife do you enjoy right in your front yard? Yes, even insects count if they bother or interest you enough to notice them!
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