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...
One Chick, Two Chick….

One Chick, Two Chick….

While I was in California, I kept a careful eye on Nest Cam, worried that the cold and wet weather had harmed the eggs, as it did two years ago. So I was relieved when the following images popped up. Therefore, stealing a page from the House of Windsor, I happily make...
Annual Birdnapping PSA

Annual Birdnapping PSA

Tis the Season — for my annual birdnapping rant. Every year I post about well-meaning people who pick up fledgling birds thinking that because they are on the ground, they need help. The end result is that the babies are separated from their parents and brought to...
Diva Crows Is Growing

Diva Crows Is Growing

As faithful readers know, late spring and summer is chick season. In the past years, I’ve taken fledges from Super Rehabber Nora and finished raising them and sent the survivors off to live their lives. I usually rehab between 60-70 birds a season, a small...
The Crow Formerly Known as Bismarck

The Crow Formerly Known as Bismarck

For those of you who remember Bismarck, Gwen and Stephen’s adventurous chick who loved to explore and headed off to Richmond to become an educational crow, I have an update. Bismarck is a female. Oops. She is a big girl (510 grams), much bigger than her mamma,...