An Apology to Mourning Doves

An Apology to Mourning Doves

Anyone at Diva Crows will tell you that I am not a fan of mourning doves. The babies require a completely different regimen of care and at the end of all that work they, well, they turn into mourning doves. Last year we had an adult build a typically flimsy nest over...
A Happy Cat Story

A Happy Cat Story

As loyal readers know, Diva Crows has little use for cats. They are fine if kept indoors, but outdoor cats are a menace. There are over 100 million in the United States and they kill approximately 2.4 billion birds here every year, making cat predation by far...
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...
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...