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  • Writer's pictureLisa Cox

It Takes a Murder

Whether or not you like crows, they are smart and fascinating birds. Last spring a pair nested in a tall aging spruce tree in front of the home office. One of the hatchlings fell or was blown from the nest, and died. Another broke a wing upon fledging, and wandered around a couple days in the vicinity with the parents cawing protectively whenever someone came near, then was discovered dead underneath a bush in the front yard. What happened to the others, I do not know. Perhaps there were only two, though American crows tend to lay 3-6 eggs at a time.