The Order of the Steel Crow

The Order of the Steel Crow

As faithful readers know, every year at this time I post a rant about people who “help” by picking up fledgling birds who are on the ground and bringing them to me because “the bird can’t fly.” This is the equivalent of taking a baby from...
Birdnapping PSA 2019

Birdnapping PSA 2019

It’s time, people. Baby season is in full swing and residents of Northern Virginia are swiping baby birds left and right. Here is a typical conversation I have with “helpful” members of the public: Cell phone: ring, ring Me: hello Caller: Is this the mumble, mumble...
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...
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...
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...
2017 Birdnapping Rant

2017 Birdnapping Rant

It’s the most frustrating time of the year: birdnapping season. Thursday night I got a call from a animal hospital saying someone had brought in a crow that was “not flapping its wings” and limping but had nothing obvious wrong with it. Uh oh. Sure...