Spotlight on Snafu

Spotlight on Snafu

I was looking through my massive archive of photos of our corvid overlords and noted a dearth of pictures of Snafu. Our favorite blue jay is camera shy. Anytime I show up with a camera (phone or regular), he goes into turbo-flit mode. The result is a series of...
Mystery Noise

Mystery Noise

I hate the end of daylight savings time for many reasons, but I’ve just added loss of training time to the very long list. I can only spend time with Snafu and Zen before I go to work, which is not nearly enough. Snafu has been regressing in his training,...
Dramatis Personae

Dramatis Personae

So far in our corvid story, we have met Gwen and Stephen Crowbert; their assorted chicks, including Ginny; Zen; and a raft of rehab birds who have come and gone.  But one cast member has not yet made his debut: a blue jay named Snafu. Snafu is a bird-napping victim. A...
Rehab Bird Gallery

Rehab Bird Gallery

I gave a presentation on Saturday at an orientation for folks interested in becoming wildlife rehabilitators and put together this slide show of rehab birds from the last few years. Spring is in the air and the chicks are coming. Enjoy!...
This Year’s Rehab Jay

This Year’s Rehab Jay

Every year, I have a blue jay that takes all summer to get healthy. My first rehab summer was graced with a jay named Pedialyte because he came to be severely undernourished and I had to feed him pinkie mice soaked in pedialyte to get him healthy enough to grow...