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Rehab Season 2018

Rehab Season 2018

I am proclaiming Rehab Season 2018 to be officially over. A few days ago I released the last crow -- a juvi who arrived in August with a droopy wing. Two vets examined him and announced there was no medical reason for the wing to be droopy, or, to quote Monty Python,...

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Enrichment Fail

Enrichment Fail

Keeping Gwen and Stephen on their toes (talons?) is not easy. The usual methods to encourage foraging behavior simply prompt them to go into destructo-mode. I should probably just give up and get them an account on Grub Hub.

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The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence

Stephen has developed a new habit: he likes to honk. Every three to five minutes he will produce this sound once and go about his business until the next one must be shared with the world. He has not deigned to explain this behavior. Perhaps he is trying to...

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Meet Magellan and Marco Polo

Meet Magellan and Marco Polo

Gwen and Stephen’s babies are now being hand raised so that they can learn how to train people to corvid ways in anticipation of obtaining their own household staffs in the near future.

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Chick Update

Chick Update

Their Corvid Majesties apparently decided that two babies were enough for this year. I kept an eye on the nest as best I could but one evening the other three eggs were there and the next day they were gone. I thought at first they were outside of the camera's view...

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