One Chick, Two Chick….

One Chick, Two Chick….

While I was in California, I kept a careful eye on Nest Cam, worried that the cold and wet weather had harmed the eggs, as it did two years ago. So I was relieved when the following images popped up. Therefore, stealing a page from the House of Windsor, I happily make...
Rain, Rain Go Away…..

Rain, Rain Go Away…..

It has been pouring down rain here for the past three days. Luckily it has not been too cold, but daytime temps in the 60s are no picnic when you are trying to incubate eggs. Gwen has reached Hero Mother status. She is, to be generous, bedraggled. Her chest is stained...
Gwen Wins Again

Gwen Wins Again

Gwen Hanging Out Gwen Still Hanging Out Gwen standing up and looking at something where she just was sitting I need boilerplate language that I can automatically insert into posts to the effect that crows are smart, will always outsmart people, love being a nuisance,...
Final Preparations

Final Preparations

All systems appear to be up and running for Chick Season 2018. The only one who is not with the program is Gwen. She is spending time in the nest area buffing her nails, writing the Great American Novel or learning Sanskrit — anything but actually producing an egg. A...
A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born

Stephen and Gwen’s baby girl is now a media star. At least she has her own press release, issued by the Maymont press office on February 1. She is, however, in desperate need of a stylist, unless the feather sticking up is some sort of statement of adolescent...