Crows think they own the birdbath and have driven off other birds while making a mess in the bath and yard.
DEAR JOAN: My wife and I bought our house in 1974 and
it came with an old birdbath that has been a joy and entertainment,
until this spring when the crows decided to take it over.
No more mockingbirds, blue jays, orioles, sparrows, finches and varieties of birds we can’t even name.
The crows make a mess in the birdbath with bits of food and pieces of
bone soaking, or scattered in our yard where our dog finds them.
We don’t know what to do. I have emptied the bath with the crows
screeching at me. In fact they screech at us if we come into the yard.
Can you give us some advice?
DEAR DANIEL: The best way to deal with pushy crows is pretty simple. You need to sell your house and move far, far away.
Actually, it’s not that bad, although now that you’ve gotten on the
wrong side of the crows by emptying their combo bath and kitchen sink,
they’re going to hate on you forever. You broke a contract with them when you put water in the birdbath and
didn’t put out a sign reading “No crows allowed.” They used it, liked
it a lot and now will defend it with great passion.
Not that it’s your fault that crows don’t play well with others, but the
hard truth is, the crows know how to hold grudges against people they
think have done them wrong...........
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