Quik Pic: Photo with new Blue Jay

Animal Keeper Sarah holding new education bird Jaybird (he's a blue jay!). Can you see the tiny alymeries (leather anklets) and jesses (these are harder to see here, they are threaded through the eyelets in the alymeries and are about an inch long) on his legs?

6 responses to Quik Pic: Photo with new Blue Jay

  1. Kristen says:

    Glad to see Jay is out of quarantine. Are he and Chicken chatting with each other?

  2. Karyn Traphagen says:

    I think Chicken and Jay are still working on the language barrier, but I have no doubt they will soon be fluent in each other’s language.

  3. Sherry Samuels says:

    Love the photo Karyn!
    The alymeries and jesses are homemade by Courtney. She made them herself because no one makes teeny tiny sets!

  4. Randy says:

    Jaybird….you look great. Sure miss your loud screams around here.

  5. Nancy Podgorski says:

    Hi! I volunteer at Alaska Wildbird Rehabilitation Center in Alaska and I caretake a blue jay. We made alymeries but they’re way too big for him – too cumbersome. Can you tell me who made the jesses for this handsome Jay? They look much more comfortable than the ones I’m using. Thanks! Nancy

    • Sherry Samuels says:

      Hi Nancy- we made the alymeries, as there was nothing pre-made that was small enough. Actually, one of our educators made the alymeries. I’ll contact Courtney so we can send you the instructions.

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