The owl files – Chapter 2: Hordes of crows . . . and a friendly (?) warning

30 July 2021

Hordes of crows . . . and a friendly (?) warning

This morning the crows were back in full force – with over 40 marauding through the park. I heard cawing from owl nest box .  .  . and headed for the roof. Three crows took off from the wall above the box, flushing even more from around the nest box. Up the ladder .  .  . and there was male on the roof of the nest, and the female was lying hunkered down in the box.

The male gave a half-hearted ‘spread-wing’ threat display (nowhere near as impressive as yesterday) but then seemed to relax and settle down – the female barely opened her eyes!

By Geoff Lockwood