Some of you may have already seen us about the streets - we're Zeezee the human and Rameses the Carrion Crow.
Rameses was found by me about 2yrs ago aoutside my youngest daughters' school in Hangleton at 3pm. Imagine the scene; parents collecting kids running about everywhere and this half feathered, malnourished crow was backed up against the fence in terror.
I scooped him up and put him into the car and returned to collect my child. When I got back to the car, Rams was happily bouncing about the car, pulling at wires under the dash and being generally playful.
In time, his white, scraggly feathers replaced themselves (with a lot of nutritional supplementation) yet the first few didn't hold very well so he was only a flier when the wind was strong.
He wound up on a few rooftops with the help of wind, where he'd stay for quite a few hours coming down only when he was hungry. The last time he did that trick, I was inside the house and my neighbour knocked on my door to tell me that Rams had been standing in the middle of the road allowing cars to drive AROUND him!
That being the final straw and, with consultation of other wildlife rescuers I decided to clip his wing and have him registered as wildlife disabled; for the basic reason that he sees cars as fun, and people as safe - not a good outlook for a crow!
We walk around town, with Rams on my shoulder, we drive around with Rams on my gear shift arm as his perch of choice for the time being (There was a period where he liked to sit on my accelerator foot!). We drive a large van, so there is always plenty of space for the both of us.
Anyways, that's my basic crow intro formulated from the most common questions I am asked. I am happy to join you on this forum and to lend my support to it's success!
I am happy to offer any advice, suggestions and stories to anyone who may be perplexed in what to do about finding a disabled wild bird in their garden - I have had extensive experience in bird rescues in Australia, of many different types of parrot and of the Australian Magpie, Indian Minah, sparrow and pidgeon. I am not a wildlife carer and thus please do not construe my offer of advice as an offer of avian accommodations!
I look forward to meeting you all around the threads!