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Jim Almquist

Is this Blue Jay sick ?

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First time I have seem him at the feeder and really would rather not infect the rest of the birds if he is sick.

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I don't think so. Looks like the ones around here that hatched this year. Saw the same thing last summer. Their heads don't fill out till later in the summer.

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Or molting. They always look really goofy when they are molting.

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Oh that poor thing is so ugly. Cool picture jimalm.

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Looks like it's been hanging out with the wrong crowd.....Turkey vultures maybe smile I don't think the bird is sick, I've seen pictures of cardinals like this, red wing blackbirds also. I don't remember the exact cause, but I'm reasonably certain it's not a disease, it's just temporary.

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I had a cockatiel (sp?) pair that would do this to each other before laying an egg. They were in captivity, so it may be different, but it may also run along the same lines.

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thats pretty creepy looking, but looks like its got new feathers coming in

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I've seen Cardinals that look the same way.

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