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...
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...
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...
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...