Spotlight on Snafu

Spotlight on Snafu

I was looking through my massive archive of photos of our corvid overlords and noted a dearth of pictures of Snafu. Our favorite blue jay is camera shy. Anytime I show up with a camera (phone or regular), he goes into turbo-flit mode. The result is a series of...
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...
Fine Dining Corvid Style

Fine Dining Corvid Style

These days I feel like I am the head chef in some bizarre trendy restaurant turning out delicacies, especially for Zen who still needs to get back to full health. The prix fixe menu Chez Room Service Woman looks something like this: Amuse Bouche de Souris with...
Corvid Round-up

Corvid Round-up

I can’t exactly say spring is in the air as there was a dusting of snow on the ground yesterday and a nasty cold wind this morning, but our feathered friends have decided that it’s time to get more lively. Gwen & Stephen: Let the Burbling Begin The...
Zen Health Update

Zen Health Update

It’s been a stressful week for Zen and his entourage. Last Thursday Zen had continuing symptoms of pain as well as gastrointestinal distress. By Saturday, he seemed better, but I had an appointment, so I took him back to the vet anyway. (Zen managed to bite me...