O Happy Day!

O Happy Day!

Daylight Savings Time is back—or over, I always forget which. In any case, it means I can see the birds when I get home after work without scaring them half to death, as they distinctly do not like nighttime visitors, even those who come bearing peanuts. It also means...
Corvids in Colorado: A Short Discourse

Corvids in Colorado: A Short Discourse

Minion Man and I went on an anniversary trip (26 years and counting), leaving Super Son to minister unto the domestic corvids. We headed off to Colorado, where we spent five days in Colorado Springs, in an airbnb a stone’s throw away from the Garden of the Gods....
First Release 2017

First Release 2017

I have been rehabbing three American crows for the past several months. The last one to come in had a badly sprained wing. After some pain meds, some decent grub, and a few weeks in the enclosure getting his strength back, this one was ready to go back from whence he...
Today’s Release

Today’s Release

It’s very important to make sure releases are done in the proper habitat. Usually for song birds, this is not a problem. One robin more or less in a suburban neighborhood is not going to make a difference one way or another. Other species need to be released in...
Millie the Grackle

Millie the Grackle

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I released a grackle who decided that finding food and shelter on her own was vastly overrated. Just my luck to raise a millennial grackle—hence the name Millie. She hung around for about a week, demanding three meals a day. She was one...