Sunday, May 20, 2012

Scrub-Jay nest activity

The biggest of the Western Scrub-Jay nestlings is getting "rambunctious." Today he was up and teetering on the edge of the nest, and clambering over the backs of his siblings.

The parents are getting busier trying to keep up with the demand for food, and also keeping the nest clean. In the photo below the adult has just waited and watched for one of the young to produce a fecal sac, and then picked it up to take it for disposal somewhere away from the nest. So far the nest is staying remarkably clean.


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