[CT Birds] Injured Bluejay

Carole Donagher cdonagher at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 9 10:36:48 EDT 2015

Hi Lisa --
One blue jay might have been a window strike or parasites, but three neurological blue jays (and no other species?) sounds like poison or West Nile Virus or something similar.  The third jay hopefully could be caught and the rehabilitator get them to a bird veterinarian.  Also the rehabilitator should know where and how to get the carcases for necropsy if they die.
Please let me know if I can assist.
Carole DonagherFarmington

     On Monday, March 9, 2015 10:16 AM, Kevin Zak via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

 Dear Lisa, Regarding: The other bluejay was a bit more wily and managed to hop/flutter away whenever I tried to get him (something I took as a sign that he should be left alone for now). 

My suggestion is to get a net and capture the other Bluejay. If he cannot fly he may die and could use a little R&R and then be released with his buddy.
If you cannot do this yourself try to find a friend or neighbor that will help.

Thank you for caring and making all the efforts you have already.

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