Crowbox- First Crow!

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Elizabeth

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Apr 23, 2021, 4:25:56 PMApr 23
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We were visited by our first crow! Footage here. Now it'll probably be a while before there's any meaningful update. Interesting that he seems to be putting the peanuts in his claws? Perhaps it was to eat them on site?


Michele Garlick

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Apr 23, 2021, 4:33:35 PMApr 23
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Awesome!  Would be interesting to collect some data:
-- how many birds visit
-- the amount of time the birds spend on the box.
-- whether peanuts are consumed there or not.

Michele

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We were visited by our first crow! Footage here. Now it'll probably be a while before there's any meaningful update. Interesting that he seems to be putting the peanuts in his claws? Perhaps it was to eat them on site?


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Elizabeth

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Apr 23, 2021, 4:41:48 PMApr 23
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Good point. Maybe I'll keep a spreadsheet. Our camera is a tad inconsistent, and squirrels do keep trying to grab onto it to climb onto the box, but the data should still be pretty decent. 

Josh Klein

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Apr 23, 2021, 5:28:14 PMApr 23
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If you do keep a spreadsheet please share it - I’d be super curious to hear how the rest of the group sees the outcomes compare!

- J


Elizabeth

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Apr 25, 2021, 12:29:04 PMApr 25
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Will do. We put out baked cheese treats, nothing happened for a day, and then bam, 6 crow visits in two hours. Here's the first one enthusiastically chomping down everything he can manage: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7Zi_aFZxzg 

It only took two trips for all of the cheese snacks to be gone- next four were for peanuts. Way more effective at attracting crows than I could have guessed. Though, I do think our visitor was the same each time. Hopefully he'll bring his family and friends soon.

Josh Klein

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Apr 26, 2021, 9:24:22 AMApr 26
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Brilliant! Esp. useful to confirm that the baked cheese treats continue to prove effective... Keep us posted, and thanks so much for sharing the footage!!

- J

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