Last week, this feathered friend adopted my front garden as its home.
We spent a good half hour hanging out together while I watered the yard and pulled some weeds. It would walk gently over to whichever area I just watered and pick out the bugs that crawled to the surface.
This same crow has been my garden companion every day since. I've never been a fan of crows before as they tend to be very loud at 5:30am and then make a mess digging up holes in my garden. This crow is different. It never makes a mess when looking for bugs and treads lightly through the garden, avoiding munching on any plants. Yesterday, it perched on the hood of my neighbor's station wagon while I gardened. It reminded me of my chickens on their perch.
I need as much help as I can get battling the bugs in the front yard, so I'm thrilled to have this new addition to my garden! Now, if I could just train it to scare off the squirrels that keep planting avocado pits all over my yard, I'd be all set! What wildlife have you welcomed into your garden?