Keep The Wildlife In The Wild
Yesterday looking out the kitchen window at the bird feeders in the backyard I counted six male Blue Jays together chowing down. You can't beat watching the show going on around the feeders with our feathered friends.
The Michigan DNR reminds us to keep wildlife in the wild. According to a DNR report, if you happen upon a chick on the ground that is sparsely feathered, it may have accidentally fallen from the nest before it is ready to fledge (learn to fly). If you know where the nest is, you can put the chick back in the nest ONLY if you can do so safely.
Migratory birds, their nests and their eggs are protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act and must be left alone. Unless you have a license, taking a baby bird or eggs from the wild is breaking the law.