An Apology to Mourning Doves

An Apology to Mourning Doves

Anyone at Diva Crows will tell you that I am not a fan of mourning doves. The babies require a completely different regimen of care and at the end of all that work they, well, they turn into mourning doves. Last year we had an adult build a typically flimsy nest over...
The Newest Generation

The Newest Generation

It is time to introduce the world to Gwen and Stephen’s latest offspring. This year, I pulled one chick and left the other for the them to raise. Who has better parenting skills? Let’s examine the evidence. Our two competitors: Wise Guy and Atlas (As an aside, I...
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...
Rain, Rain Go Away…..

Rain, Rain Go Away…..

It has been pouring down rain here for the past three days. Luckily it has not been too cold, but daytime temps in the 60s are no picnic when you are trying to incubate eggs. Gwen has reached Hero Mother status. She is, to be generous, bedraggled. Her chest is stained...
Gwen Wins Again

Gwen Wins Again

Gwen Hanging Out Gwen Still Hanging Out Gwen standing up and looking at something where she just was sitting I need boilerplate language that I can automatically insert into posts to the effect that crows are smart, will always outsmart people, love being a nuisance,...