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A Christmas Miracle – with Crows! December 22 2017, 0 Comments

This little story has everything — lost dogs, snow, mystery, love, determination, teamwork, social media and Geordie the wonder dog. But crows are the real heroes of the story! I had planned a quiet day of wrapping and baking.  I have had the ingredients to make stollen bread for three years now, and not a … Continue reading A Christmas Miracle – with Crows!

Crowpocalypse 2015 August 18 2015, 0 Comments

The summer of 2015 had been a rough one for crows. Actually it’s been tough for urban wildlife of all kinds, but since I watch the crows so much, I’ve been feeling their pain especially. Raising fledglings is hard work at the best of times – constant feeding, along with perpetual vigilance against the usual dangers – racoons, … Continue reading Crowpocalypse 2015

Look out – Crow! May 19 2015, 0 Comments

Dive bombing crows are in the news again. A scary experience for pedestrians, but it may help to know why they do it. Imagine this. You and your sleep-deprived spouse have just had triplets. A few days after they’re born they have the mobility capacity of toddlers — combined with the burning desire to see the … Continue reading Look out – Crow!

Just Another Day March 10 2015, 0 Comments

It started as a normal Monday in East Vancouver. The dawn made it’s spectacular appearance (an hour late due Daylight Savings). Birds began to reappear in the sky, taking their posts for the coming day. Eric and his family arrived at their spot — in my garden, waiting for the first peanut handout of the day. I … Continue reading Just Another Day

Consternation in the ‘Hood July 02 2014, 0 Comments

Yowza!! Major excitement in the neighbourhood this morning. The crows are pretty noisy at this time of year anyway. They’ve mostly given up dive-bombing pedestrians in our neighbourhood now that the babies are out of the nest. The young ones are pretty mobile and not so much in need of ferocious parental protection now. Still, there’s a lot of raucous … Continue reading Consternation in the ‘Hood

Dive Bombed by Crows! June 28 2014, 0 Comments

If you have recently been terrorized by seemingly deranged crows — it’s likely because the crows ARE slightly unhinged. Like all new parents they are consumed by the fear that something is going to happen to their newborns. In the case of crows, the danger to their offspring is very real. Strolling along the boulevard, you … Continue reading Dive Bombed by Crows!