Wednesday, June 8, 2011

My new garden companion

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?

8 comments:

  1. I dislike crows...but have found that they eat snails, so that is a good thing. We also have bunnies...but they are in the front yard where there is not an edible garden. The rats and mice feast on my treasures and I am having a heck of a time keeping them from eating my treasured dumpling peaches before they get ripe. We have finally resorted to wrapping the entire tree in netting and I think that might be the trick!

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  2. This is pretty fascinating. I have never seen a crow act like the one you have hanging around before. Mine act the way you described the others: making a mess and crowing at 5:30am - I was awoken to that sound just this morning. LOL.

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  3. That's very cool! I'm deathly afraid of crows... if you want to see me run, send a crow in my direction. But your crow seems more friendly.

    We have a neighborhood pea hen, "Penny", that has lived in our bushes for almost 2 years now and I adore her. She also likes me since I'm typically the one who feeds her...

    Jennifer :0

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  4. One handy garden companion. Love your garden.

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  5. Too funny that you have such a well-behaved and helpful crow!

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  6. Awww! So nice to have a buddy. I used to have a rooster but I haven't seen him in quite a while.

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  7. I have the cutest bunnies that come into my yard and eat my strawberries! I don't have the heart to shoo them away, they look too adorable.

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