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Old 06-29-2016, 09:24 PM
 
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How sad! Can you spray them with a water hose?

I had to blink a couple of times, at first I thought the title read, "Cows preying on baby birds".
LOL When I read "Something important to remember about very intelligent birds such as crows and starlings is that they both learn and have a memory for faces", I read that last part as "memory for feces". I must be getting old. LOL
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Old 06-29-2016, 09:29 PM
 
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If I see a crow going for another bird's nest, I will run out and shoo it away. But I don't hate the crows for doing what comes naturally. I also see crows chasing hawks who have baby crows in their mouths, so what goes around, comes around I suppose.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:13 AM
 
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I've been watching and taking pictures of baby hummingbirds in their nest for 10 days . Yesterday, I saw a crow walking across my back lawn with one of the babies in its beak! Oh, so sad. This is the third time this has happened in my yard! How to keeep the crows from doing this?
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:25 AM
 
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I've been watching and taking pictures of baby hummingbirds in their nest for 10 days . Yesterday, I saw a crow walking across my back lawn with one of the babies in its beak! Oh, so sad. This is the third time this has happened in my yard! How to keeep the crows from doing this?
Have you placed hummingbird feeders on your property? If so, take them down.

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Old 03-22-2017, 04:22 PM
 
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We don't get many crows in our yard. However, we do have squirrels, and they eat the baby birds.
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Old 03-23-2017, 03:44 AM
 
Location: LI,NY zone 7a
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I've been watching and taking pictures of baby hummingbirds in their nest for 10 days . Yesterday, I saw a crow walking across my back lawn with one of the babies in its beak! Oh, so sad. This is the third time this has happened in my yard! How to keep the crows from doing this?
Crows are very intelligent. They watch and assess the surrounding area. Hummingbirds use camouflage to hide their nest, and are pretty good at it. Now the crow sees this human going to a particular area of a tree or bush many times, and gets curious. Chances are they never would have found it without the help from you. I myself have many hummers that frequent the yard and have never found a nest, and like you if I did I would love to monitor the entire episode. BUT you need to be smart about it.
The one thing you must not do is make a beeline to it straight away. Take different routes. Stop along the way like you are interested in something else, like smelling a rose flower or what ever. Lastly, leave the nest alone for a day or two at a time. Maybe get yourself a pair of binoculars or a camera that will allow you to take pics from a distance.
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Old 06-02-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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