Rehab Season 2018

Rehab Season 2018

I am proclaiming Rehab Season 2018 to be officially over. A few days ago I released the last crow — a juvi who arrived in August with a droopy wing. Two vets examined him and announced there was no medical reason for the wing to be droopy, or, to quote Monty...
A Long Hot Summer

A Long Hot Summer

In Memoriam Magellan, aka Quentin I’m back. Sorry for the long period between posts but it has been a tough month or so in the world of Diva Crows. The first blow was the unexpected death of Gwen and Stephen’s chick Magellan a week after he went off to be...
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...
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...