The baby Blue Jay survived Saturday night and was screaming at the top of its lung early Sunday morning. Several adult birds were outside calling their baby. We took it outside only to find it jumping to the streets and soon to become neighborhood cats’ prey again. We decided to call South Florida Wildlife Center for their expert opinion and were told to bring in the fledgeling because of the presence of neighborhood cats. The good thing is they have a drop-off office located at the entrance of Museum of Science in Miami so we didn’t have to drive all the way up to Ft. Lauderdale.
The staff told us the baby bird looked fine. They will transfer it to South Florida Wildlife Center and it will be raised with other Blue Jays before being released back to the wild.
We also walked around the drop-off area to appreciate different animals and plants in their care.