A rather awkward moment for mother and photographer. A young American crow had either fallen out of it’s nest, or was kicked out by it’s mother. I was concerned that the prowling cats in my neighbourhood would devour the little thing. I got a little too close and the mother let her presence be known in no uncertain terms.
American crows are a social species. In addition to the parents, the other birds in a group will care for the newborn. If one gets too close to a nest, be prepared for an all-out attack by the whole group, regrettably referred to as a murder. Yikes!
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