[Tweeters] crows as raptors?

Rick Tyler rhtyler at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 09:25:51 PDT 2016

Not a crow, but still a corvid, I watched a Western (oops, California)
Scrub-jay snatch up a Wilson's Warbler and fly off with it in its bill. It
was at Big Morongo Canyon in California this spring. I couldn't tell if the
warbler was a juvenile or an adult.


On Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 6:00 PM, James P. Beneteau <beneteau at wavecable.com>

> OK, I know, according to the literature, that ravens may occasionally take

> small/young birds but I didn't think that crows did. This evening, saw a

> crow (might have been small raven but don't think so) in the yard and he

> had apparently attacked a small bird; might have been a young white-crown

> or gold finch. The crow flew away and the small bird was flapping around

> obviously seriously injured. In a couple of minutes, the crow came back,

> grabbed the small bird and flew away.

> There was only the one bird so not a "murder," but still....


> Jim Beneteau

> Arlington, Wa

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Rick Tyler
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