Recently when I visited a good friend of mine Jackie Coger, to run the dogs on our golf carts I saw her feeding a wild crow in her front yard. She had been feeding this crow for several years and named it “Caw.” I did a little research and found that crows are highly intelligent and can recognize friends and foe. Did you know that crows remember faces? If you have a certain look (like big glasses) it really helps to keep that up for the crows as constantly changing appearances can confuse them.
If you want to feed a crow they go nuts for nuts. Walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts and so on are all great. Hard boiled eggs are very special treat. Generally you can “serve” it whole with the shell on.
Crows love water. They like to have a little drink while eating or they enjoy dunking their food in water before eating it, especially on warm days.
When you start to feed appear as nonthreatening as possible to the crows. Don’t stare at them or walk straight into their direction. When you have the crow’s attention, drop a pile of delicious food someplace they can see and leave again. Repeat this semi regularly in the same place and the crows will know who you are really really quickly.
To learn more about the crows we have an extensive article in our upcoming edition.
By: Victoria Levinger