No Friend of an Owl

Crows are intelligent creatures and no friend to an owl.  They like to congregate on carrion and often will want a share of an owl’s kill.  Crows will attack an owl to get part of the kill.  Just as they do on a carcass, crows go first for the owl’s eyes.

Since crows go to bed early, they are usually not around a half hour before sunset.  For that reason, I release owls at that time.  It’s the safest time to give an owl a chance to avoid crows.  When crows detect a new owl in an area, they have a propensity to attack it whether it is near a carcass or not.

If you hear a murder of crows making a ruckus, they may be attacking an owl…or something else.

Thanks for caring about the critters,

Patti

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