Nesting Bushtits, hummers, crows . . .

Jim McGough jmcgough at nwlink.com
Wed Mar 28 08:56:26 PST 2001


A few years ago I noticed crow-nest-sized building materials (sticks, etc.)
littering the sidewalk in front of the buiding that is nestled between 4th,
5th, and Yesler.  Though I couldn't see a nest, I was convinced that the
crows were trying to build on somewhere on top of the building.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Ruth Taylor" <rutht at seanet.com>
To: <jwithey at u.washington.edu>; <tweeters at u.washington.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 8:59 PM
Subject: Re: Nesting Bushtits, hummers, crows . . .


> Hi John & Tweets:
>
> I can personally attest that there were crows nesting downtown the spring
> before last, because I got smacked in the head by an adult when I was
trying
> to help keep its prematurely fledged offspring from being run over by
cars.
> The crow kid apparently had fallen out of one of the small trees near the
> intersection of 4th & Spring. It still had blue eyes and could only fly a
> few feet. An SUV drove over it when it landed in the street, but the
vehicle
> had such high clearance that no harm was done. A cabdriver was trying to
> rescue it, and I stopped to help. I tried to grab it when it landed on the
> hood of a car, which was when the one of the adults hit me.
> This is the only time I've noticed a very young crow downtown, but I've
> never looked for them. I suspect that there are quite a few nests there -
> anywhere where there are trees large enough to conceal the nests.
>
> Ruth Taylor
> rutht at seanet.com
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John C. Withey <jwithey at u.washington.edu>
> Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2001 10:25 AM
> Subject: Re: Nesting Bushtits, hummers, crows . . .
>
>
> >Does anyone know of crows nesting downtown?  I haven't spent any time
> >looking there but will be down this Sunday and am curious about how crows
> >do in the "urban core".  We were thinking of monitoring nests this year
> >downtown.
> >
>
>
>



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