Sunday, 4 March 2012

crow's housekeeping


    First day of a spring those too (male and female of Corvus Cornix) came to check their old nest. The next day was for a closer inspection, they checked little branches and removed some snow. Our couple is very accurate and farsighted, normally crows do prepare their nests at the end of March. 
    The nest is not too far from our windows, it's on a fork of an old rowan tree close to a new playground. I'm a bit worried about it, since this spring would be the first one for crow's nest over the kid's heads. Won't they worry about nestlings safety? However the nest is not exactly over the kids area and there is a chance it'll all go well. 
    Can't wait to see little chicks :) 

4 comments:

  1. One good thing about small children is that they will drop bread crusts and other tasty snacks. Maybe the crows are thinking of this.

    We had a leaflet in the post today, researching the impact of crows on the song bird population. I winder if this means a nationwide cull is on the way? I see trouble ahead!

    http://www.wildlifeextra.com/go/news/songbird-survival.html#cr

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    1. Bella, your news are disturbing. Crows are somehow able to control a population themselves. But maybe climate change made unnatural for them to keep an eye on numbers... I'm always afraid of decisions like this one. Crows are not all wrong, they too help to reduce insects and keep trees in better condition.

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  2. I hope they are not starting too early. There may be stretches of cold weather yet; difficult if the chicks hatch soon. Let us know how things work out.

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    1. Ok, Andrew, I hopefully will keep watching them! My idea is that they are just checking this time. Maybe they even won't use this one!

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