Good morning Friends
I am not celebrating just yet but Cilla may be broken; she spent the day in the garden yesterday, not attempting to get to a nest box and when I opened up the nest boxes at breakfast time this morning, she did not make a bee line for them but had some breakfast instead. That was nearly two hours ago and I have just checked through the window and she is in the front run with everyone else, preening
I have not mentioned the Crows lately because we have been sort of at a stalemate; they still visit on a daily basis and I still chase them off when I can. There have only been a couple and they have not been too noisy; until the last week.
The couple have turned into 4 or 5 and they are back to waking me before the girls get a chance. Out of all their characteristics, it is that loud cawing that irks me the most.
Anyways, before the invasion of the Crows, when supervised free range was happening, any left over food was also popped outside the run, still in it’s container, so that the girls could chow down before bed time. Because this was an open invitation to the Crows, I stopped doing that and left the food in the run; if the girls wanted it, they knew where it was.
So, a couple of days ago one of the Crows marched straight into the run and started helping himself .. KiKi raised the alarm and Dusty sprang to action .. she raced into the run, cornered the Crow and beat the living daylights out of him. Hubby managed to get the Crow out, not because he felt sorry for it but did not want Dusty getting hurt as she is not much bigger than a Crow.
Sadly, it has not deterred him .. he has been back. I know it is him because he is missing a few feathers, limping and looks a bit under the weather
Yesterday they were trying to help themselves to the watermelon that was out for the girls.
They woke me at 05:15am and as I type there are three or four cawing up a storm .. have I mentioned I HATE Crows??? Lol
Right now I could quite happily shoot them!