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...
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...
Musings on Crow’s Feet and Hearts

Musings on Crow’s Feet and Hearts

Today was the big day: time to remove Zen’s boot to see if restraining her foot in the correct position for a few weeks would get rid of the twist and allow her to perch normally. At first, I tried to get the tape off a bit at a time without restraining her but...
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...