Date: 6/17/18 7:25 pm
From: Charlie <chaspatt...>
Subject: RE: [MASSBIRD] Crows leaving gifts
I wondered what a was so valuable to crows in a fuzzy stick. Then it hit me. Nesting material, the ultimate gift😊

Charlie Patterson
Norwell, Ma

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From: Andrea Bean
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 4:39 PM
To: massbird
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Crows leaving gifts


I wanted to share something that happened today.  I have a platform feeder that I put fruit out on until my fruit and berry trees start to produce/mature.  I have a couple of crows that come by and partake in the feast.  Today, we were watching out in the yard as we were having lunch when the crows flew in.  We noticed that one had something in it's beak, and watched as he placed it down, and then rearranged it until it was in the center of the feeder.  Then, they both took some apple and plum, and flew away.  As soon as they left, I went out to see what he had and discovered that he had left me a gift!!!  It was a stick that almost looked like a tattered piece of rope.  I've read about them doing this but never actually witnessed it, never mind being the recipient of this wonderful gesture.   I am still so giddy about it!

Andrea Bean
W. Peabody, MA

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