Gimpy Crow survives

On my way home I fed crows peanuts. Where 39th crosses 106th SW there was one of my gimpy crows.   She (he) snagged a peanut and took it to a yard she often frequents. This must be safe territory for her and she landed on the bird bath there.

See gimpy foot as she sits on the bird bath
See gimpy foot as she sits on the bird bath

This crow has been in my photos and sightings since late in 2012.  Three years later she is surviving well and even was bossy to the other crows in her flock.  They let her go get two of the peanuts before they got their nibbles.  Because I can recognize this crow (try telling them apart) this is a good example of how they inhabit the same territory.  This gimpy crow is always in this area when I spot her.

http://wp.me/p1d1cX-hH  – check out this post on telling crows apart. Take the quiz and see how you do.

What I found most fascinating was how she used her crippled leg to support herself on the edge of the bird bath as she softened the food in it.

This shows how smart and adaptable our crow friends are. Even when they are dealt a bad leg they make use of what they have.

Crow uses gimpy foot to balance
Crow uses gimpy foot to balance

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