Originally Posted by TwoCrows
LOL....how lucky you are to have crows at your feeders! No crows down here, lots of Ravens though.
Crows recognize faces. If you can win them over with positive experiences from you, you will earn their trust. Crows have learned to become very leary of humans anymore as they are considered pests and people go on these crow shoots. (horrible) And they all know it too. So you may have to work with them for a while.
Crows are really fond of cracked corn and sunflower seeds. You might put tray out just for them. Do they stay and watch you fill the bird feeders? If they do, you might talk to them, quickly look but not stare at them, and slowly put the tray down telling them this is for them. They are VERY smart and will learn that tray is just for them. My Ravens know exactly what food is for them and what food is for the wild birds and when attempting to steal the wild bird seed will sneak and hide from me knowing they are doing bad things. LOL
I'm sure crows are around this area most of the time, but infrequently come to the bird feeder. I don't have the link, but one of the Universities (Cornell, I think) has an interactive bird sound feature, it is amazing to see how many sounds the crows make, and we hear them quite often. And see them chase hawks away all the time.
I used to play golf, and they would steal honey buns, sandwiches, bags of chips or try to pick up your drink by the straw when we were only a few feet out of those carts. LOL.