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...
First Release 2018

First Release 2018

Finally things seem to be looking up a bit. After a week of driving rain, worries about Gwen’s eggs, having to euthanize one crow with a terrible neurological disorder, taking in a chipping sparrow (I hate the teeny birds; if you look at them wrong, they keel...
Rehab Crow 18-02

Rehab Crow 18-02

So I have a rehab crow in residence. He has a broken wing. Luckily it looks like it’s going to heal, so eventually he’ll be able to go back from whence he came. I can’t say I’ll be sorry to see him go. All of the bird books say that crows are...
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...