This weekend was a minus tide here in the Puget Sound. When I went to my local West Seattle beach I found that it had been turned into a Crow family day. Crow parents had brought their youngsters to the tidal area to learn how to forage for themselves. Ask them how well that was going? Baby crows are begging machines. At this stage they can find a few things but any time a parent gets food they are right there in their face crying for a snack.
More exciting was I spotted one of my gimpy crows with a baby. Nothing has stopped this crow, not even a damaged foot. This particular crow lives up off Marine View Drive and I have seen her there more often than at the beach. When she does show up on the beach and I am feeding the masses she usually gets a bite but is very careful. She is a ballerina on her one leg and lets everyone know around her what she wants. Here is a link to a prior post highlighting her. http://wp.me/p1d1cX-4V
Now the big proof that she can survive with one leg is her little one trailing along at the Beach Family Day. This video not only shows you how she gets around on one leg but just how impish Baby Crows are at this stage in their development.