Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow

After a few false alarms, snow has finally come to Northern Virginia. So far the perfect amount has fallen. Enough to make everything pretty and to provide an excellent excuse to stay home and nest but not so much that we risk a power outage or being marooned for...
Let the 2019 Games Begin!

Let the 2019 Games Begin!

2018 is in the books and our corvid crew is pretty chill with the end of another year. Zen survived his diet of pumpkin and Metamucil to get rid of the metal in his gut. We never figured out where it came from but, as long as it’s gone, I’ll score it as a...
Climate Control

Climate Control

Things that should not happen: snow in Northern Virginia before Thanksgiving. And yet here we are. The dusting we had at the beginning of the week is gone, but Thursday produced freezing rain, wet cold, and utter dreariness. Before this all happened, Super Hub and I...
Enrichment Fail

Enrichment Fail

I’m sure we’ve all seen the video clips of super savvy crows pulling up buckets on chains to get the treat and otherwise manipulating tools to complete subtle moves that result in obtaining a treat. I decided to test Gwen and Stephen to see how much...
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...
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...