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...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

There’s a lot to be thankful for in our small corner of the corvid universe, but my aptitude with collage software is not one of them. Still, here is a Thanksgiving message on behalf of Zen. She has the most to be grateful for as she continues on her road to...
Miracle Bird 2017

Miracle Bird 2017

Every year I have a rehab bird that defies all the odds to survive and return from whence it came. This year’s leading candidate is a crow who is (so far) recovering from West Nile Virus. WNV has returned to Northern Virginia. Late summer/early fall is outbreak...
Meet Zen

Meet Zen

As regular readers may remember, I took in an injured crow last winter with a broken scapula. In spite of intensive medical care, she did not regain flight and so I’m keeping her as my first educational bird. I’ve been slowly building trust with her. She...