Thursday, February 26, 2009

Children of the Crows, Burringbar, Mt Warning Caldera Region

Jeckle (father), Benoit, Baba and Lucy on the 1st of December, 2008. The Children of the Crows have been flying out of their nest for about 6 weeks at this stage, and they already have  had many adventures.

If you look carefully at the photo, you will see that the Father (left in photo) has a white scar on his right wing. He damaged his wing by firstly fighting a big goanna, then some local kookaburras. 
His wing hung badly for some months, and he came to me for help in feeding his three children. I left out clean water for them daily (sometimes I change the water twice a day), and put strips of meat, some corn, peanuts, avocado, mandarin, orange, soaked sultanas and barley seed for him, to help feed the children, himself and his wife. 
The crows, at this stage did not let me come close to them, and are very "wild". One of the children, Benoit, the second sibling to fly from the nest, began to strike up a friendship with me not long after this photo was taken.

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