Crows thrive on Cape Cod, especially in the winter, when thousands live on the Cape, then roost on Martha’s Vineyard. Bostonians can see roosts in Roxbury and Shopper’s World.
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Biologists use brain scans (and entertaining experiments and anecdotes) to show that crows, ravens and other corvids think like people.
An injured raven transported from WY to New York City unexpectedly recovered and left the Marble Cemetery. She spent a couple years healing from a broken wing among gothic graves.
Keep reading Samantha the Raven recovers, flees Marble Cemetery
The Daily Beast is pronouncing “Case Closed” on the 5,000 red-winged blackbirds that fell on Arkansas–or as every news story likes to put it “rained from the sky.” Not so fast
Keep reading 5,000 dead red-winged black birds still bewildering
I got a call from a neighbor this morning about a new blue jay situation: one baby bird down on the street.
Cat gives blue jay the bird
The eggs have hatched in the fire escape nest built by blue jays on Fifth Street in Manhattan, but that hasn’t stopped the blue jay father from obsessing over a cat that lives down the block.
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ujjLakFGv0&hl=en&fs=1]This video compared to the last one shows why you should use a tripod.
The tabby is no threat to him or his brood. But the blue jay is out there every afternoon that I’ve checked and some mornings, too.I’ve also seen the cat hanging out by the window, waiting for his entertainer to show up.
I don’t really understand the feeding procedure. The mother blue jay sometimes gapes for her mate. And she also picks up something from the nest and eats it herself. To see more animals go to animaltourism.com
When crows pick a town to roost in, locals tend to react badly. They think it’s spooky, worry about guano and try to do ridiculous things to drive them off–like shoot them. But one Canadian city sees it another way. Burnaby, BC, loves its crow roost. Thousands of crows have been sleeping together in the seaside town east of Vancouver since at least the 1970s.
“If you go around dusk they cover the sky,” says Kelsey Downey, marketing coordinator for Tourism Burnaby. “I used to go to school right in the area and it’s a pretty amazing site.” Continue reading Vancouver Suburb Burnaby Loves Its Crows