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Since we moved here five years ago, my wife has diligently kept the local crows fed, making sure to put the food out under the cherry tree when they were around to see it.

This year, a pair have nested in the big tree overlooking our yard with line of sight to the ground beneath the cherry tree.

It's good to build community.

#smallstories

@djsundog Just be careful out there when they've got young. Getting divebombed by crows is a great band name but not a great Circumstance.

@dlek @djsundog Huh...look at that. The food...it's suddenly gone!

Thankfully, they have excellent memories, and can make associations. I suspect the food givers will be OK.

@vertigo @djsundog that's true--and if they actually demonstrate trust towards the people feeding them, that would be super fascinating.

@djsundog

We had a couple of Corvids make the Colorado spruce in our front yard their hangout one year and the wild bunnies liked to play with them (or pester them? I'm not sure...sometimes bunnies can be jerks :blobtonguewink: )

The bunnies would binky all over the front yard while the birds squawked until finally the birds would dive bomb them and the bunnies would scoot away.

Often what's in the yard is better than what on TV.

@msh totally! our neighbor crows like to play with Zero, and he'll run around jumping into the air woofing at them and they'll yell back and swoop around a few feet above him like they have a scheduled playdate. it's cute as heck.

covid-19, joke 

@djsundog

Crow bros! No get some tiny shot glasses and open a crow bar.

@machado @djsundog

Very cool! Do they help with bugs at all? I want to attract birds that eat mosquitos

@float13 @djsundog

Corvids are omnivorous, but apparently they are increasingly trash-fed, so they might not eat other stuff until they run out of easy garbage.

For mosquitoes, I usually use spiders and smoke. The local spiders are not too venomous, so I try to keep one per room.

@djsundog It's good to build community ... or even crow-munity.

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