Today walking in the alley behind the Barton Pea Patch I fed some crows peanuts. Then this guy came whizzing by and landed on the bird bath. I thought he was one of my peanut recipients. But no… he had bread and to my surprise he was missing a foot.
This is the fourth bird in my area that is gimpy. I love these guys for two reasons. One my baby crow Ellie ended up with a bad leg. Second, this is one way I can tell crows apart; gimpy legs, banded birds, crooked beaks or discolored feathers.
By documenting my identifiable crows I can tell how long they live and what their territories encompass. Now that I have seen “nubbie” I will be back to get better pictures and document his life.