Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day

How did it get to be mid-February? I blame Snafu. We brought him inside due to the very cold weather and he has taken up is position in the center of the house with great gusto. He shows his “appreciation” for being rescued from the Polar Vortex by bobbing...
A Cawmark Holiday Story

A Cawmark Holiday Story

I thought the rehab season was over. Then ten days ago I got a call about a beautiful adult blue jay. He had taken it upon himself to fly into a window and given himself an impressive whack on the head. He was turned into VCA animal hospital, and the report I received...
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...
Cranberry Recount

Cranberry Recount

For decades, the Corvid Staff have argued over whether cranberry should be served in sauce or jelly form. This year  we are having a quiet, but chilly, Thanksgiving. No party-crashing cooper’s hawks and even the local crows seem to have gone home to...
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...