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Is the crow that visits our bird bath killing our backyard birds?


We have a crow that visits our bird bath a few times a day. Yesterday, he had the carcass of a dead bird in his mouth, and he was dipping it into our birdbath (gross, I know). We are concerned that this might be the offspring of some of the birds that have nested in our backyard. Could this crow be killing and eating our backyard birds?

 

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 2 years ago

    We had a hawk in the yard a few months ago. I feel better knowing that this crow isn't killing our birds. I guess we'll empty the bird bath and hope that the crows and hawk will move on in a short time. Thanks for your help and for the info!

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 2 years ago

    Thanks. I think our other backyard birds left the crow alone because he made a mess of our bird bath. I appreciate all this information. Thanks!


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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 2 years ago

    Yes, I hate to take away the water source from our other backyard birds, but the crows have made a real mess of our bird bath. We haven't seen any other birds at it for a long time because of the crows. Thanks for your help and comments.

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 2 years ago

    Thanks for all your information. I respect the crows "nature", I just want them to move on from our little backyard. Thanks again!!

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    Donna Herron (purl3agony) 2 years ago

    Yes, I think you are right. Thanks for the info and the illustration. I thought crows and ravens were the same thing. Now I see our bird was definitely a crow. Thanks!


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