She nodded in agreement. As long as the bird remains fast enough to dodge an offered hand, I guess that’s a good sign of stability. If the parents had been there would the fledglings situation really been any different? I called out to my 15-year-old daughter, SJ, to help me think the situation out. Still, they were closing in an hour, so we had to hurry. She was no ordinary crow baby I know now. Today “my” regular departmental crows seem to have lost one of their two offspring. Perhaps it’s better food for babies? Found one today dead in road outside house husband arrived home after work 2 in front garden near road brought it round back garden enclosed it’s parents watching over it and fed Today I heard quite a lot of cawing, so I assume they found him. Personally, and I know this is a very unfavorable opinion amongst most crow lovers, I choose not to interfere in these cases. Kaeli, I’m sorry for being a bit late now. HELP!! There's a reason that CNET called the Robosen T9 Programmable Robot… READ THE REST. I’m just being honest. They sounded like persistent human screams. It just kept chirping. Who will be eaten first? The answer, almost always, is to ignore your instincts and good intentions.  I have many friends and colleagues who are either licensed wildlife rehabbers or who spent summers volunteering with their local rehab facilities, that can attest to the dozens of animals that get brought in during the spring and summer by well intentioned folks who assumed that finding a baby meant it needed help.  In many of these cases, these animals did not need help and now they’ve been separated from their parents or mother and stand a much lower chance of surviving once they’re released.  So how do you avoid making the same error? What should you do you do bring one home then read this Hope this finds you safe and healthy out there, all you happy mutants! Thank you, I will now watch from a distance the parents of the baby flightless jackdaw are very attentive. It was amusing to watch a bird using an inanimate structure to alter / prepare food. If there was evidence they were in decline I would be more inclined to agree but as their populations are only growing it’s not something we should worry about. I grew up in a rural area and saw a fair amount of wildlife mishaps in my childhood but I was never the one charged with "cleanup." As the day went on she hadn’t come down and he ended up going to the part of my yard that I knew the mother couldn’t get to him without my dogs stopping her. Whereas dogs being sensitive to our facial expressions makes sense in the context of our coevolution. Do hooded crows ever intentionally *dump* one baby? The wounds are still pink; bone is visible at one ankle/knee; one claw is definitely gone. I found a baby (pretty well feathered) crow last evening and brought it to my secluded patio on my cat tree where, I thought, it would die in piece. It is difficult to realize that baby crows are in fact babies. A few times while I was busy laying food, the fledgling fixes me with a sideways stare, lifts the most injured (left) foot into the air, and waves like a theatrical plea. Previously, the adults ate meat and junk-food snacks, but now they grab the cheese preferentially. should I let him crawl on the ground? I threw morsels onto the ground instead. Animal lover and videographer chibudgielvr says, I got the chance to get up close and personal with some cool birds of prey from the Raptor Program at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, WI! Can’t say I’m convinced your advice is relevant in an urban environment- where the mayority of us lives. The parent crows are going crazy out front so I put the baby outside so they can see it but I've been feeding it. The cheese-puddle routine was repeated a few times. Clearly this baby crow cannot fly and has a habit of making bad decisions.  Your instinct (and perhaps the opportunity to interact with a baby animal) are tempting you to intervene and “save” this young crow who seems ill prepared to be out of the nest.  What should you do? You obeyed best practices and that’s all you can do! Turns out that was basically what it was. Only one fledgling yelled when I passed their garden this morning, and the parents were only feeding this one. On Tuesday (or was it Wednesday? I cannot say for certain! Best, Pingback: Crow curiosities: Why was I attacked by a crow? If it’s survived this long between our communications I take that to show that it’s parents are helping it, perhaps they’re just shy to do so around you, or it’s old enough they’re pushing it to independence with a little tough love.