Trash Humans Strike Again

Trash Humans Strike Again

As a rehabber, I see people do a lot of stupid things but the actions are well-meaning. Birdnapping happens when people want to help a baby bird. And they are right that the bird is in danger when it is on the ground. It is not intuitive that the bird actually has a...
And We’re Back!

And We’re Back!

Our stalwart crew – Gwen, Stephen Crowbert, Zen, and Snafu – were happy to see the end of winter. Zen took it upon himself to engage in an off-season molt, giving him a decidedly uncharming moth-eaten look. Snafu, not to be outdone, decided to molt too. He is managing...
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...
A Long Hot Summer

A Long Hot Summer

In Memoriam Magellan, aka Quentin I’m back. Sorry for the long period between posts but it has been a tough month or so in the world of Diva Crows. The first blow was the unexpected death of Gwen and Stephen’s chick Magellan a week after he went off to be...
First Release 2018

First Release 2018

Finally things seem to be looking up a bit. After a week of driving rain, worries about Gwen’s eggs, having to euthanize one crow with a terrible neurological disorder, taking in a chipping sparrow (I hate the teeny birds; if you look at them wrong, they keel...