Baby scrub-jays leave the nest at about three weeks. They are still very small and fragile but they can fly. Unlike many other birds they do not fly off into the wild blue yonder away from the area where they fledged. They actually stick around. Parents and helper birds in the family unit keep them fed for about a month or so until they are fully capable of doing so on their own. Even when they are capable of fending for themselves they will cry for food when an adult is around. This goes on for a few months.
Video made in May or June of 21′