I've always been fascinated by crows, after finding out how intelligent they are. Then an adventure seeker in Merritt, Tania, posted a video about her pet crow. My imagination was ignited. Would I be able to make friends with crows?
I always provide a bowl of fresh water in the summer for any birds that might need it. Usually it is crows who visit. Could I get them to trust me? What might be possible? I started with a small bowl of table scraps daily. I noticed after some days that they no longer flew away if I was doing yardwork.
Then I started whistling when I put out the food wondering what would happen. Sure enough, they now show up almost immediately when I put their dish under the tree. It's been a fun project and I'm curious to see what will happen over the autumn and winter.
This puts birdwatching on a whole other level!