Backyard Birds: Fledgling crows nest in the grass

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Young crows nesting on the ground. Photo by Jan Hansen

Jan Hansen sent this photo and commented, 

"These young crows had been flying all over with their family.

"Then I watched the tired fledglings use the grass like a nest and call for mama.

"Sometimes it’s easier not to grow up. "

According to resident columnist Christine Southwick, crows actually leave the nest before they can fly. Well-meaning humans often "rescue" them - but nesting on the ground is normal behavior and their parents are still taking care of them.


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