Here are a few photos of Jays that I took recently. One is a young, fledgling that I saw far away in the forest. It stayed a long time on the same branch, and I think it was waiting for it's parents to bring food, but the parents never came, and hours later it was still there. I watched from my balcony with my binoculars, and understood that the parents had left it to fend for itself. After fledglings are two months old, the parents do leave them, but the forest floor is littered with acorns, so there is plenty of food available for Jays to enjoy, as it is their favourite food.
There is the fledgling.
I enlarged the photo as much as I could.
Here is another young bird.
Now some closer images.
The last photo, but I have many more to share with you on another day of the lovely Jay, Garrulus glandarius