A few days ago, we witnessed some interesting behavior by an American Crow. It was hopping around the branches of an oak tree, which seemed sort of strange, and the nearby songbirds were very upset and continuously calling in alarm. We assumed it was looking to steal the eggs or chicks out of a nearby bird’s nest. It looked like the crow knew a nest was nearby but didn’t know exactly where it was. All of a sudden the crow flew up to the upper part of the tree and disappeared from view. Moments later we saw it flying away with an entire bird nest in its beak. We tried following the crow but couldn’t find it again, so we returned to the scene of the crime to look for eggs or baby birds on the ground. Alas, we found nothing.
“American Crow” – This is not the perpetrator of the above crime, but is certainly guilty of some dastardly deed.