Poor crow!

A bird I couldn’t help

A most unfortunate thing happened, today: I think a crow has died, or soon will. It came flumping down onto the roof across from mine, about two hours ago, clearly in distress, dragging a wing and a foot. I think it might’ve collided with something, or been struck by a car. I rang up Wildlife Rescue, of course, as soon as I saw it, but they said they couldn’t come out to trap an injured animal — too uncertain; building access might not be possible; the animal might escape; trip made for nothing, all that sort of thing. If I wanted their help, I’d have to catch the crow, myself, and bring it in. Clearly a no-go. I tried building management, next, to see if they might be able to grab it and box it up, but it seems there’s a different company in charge of that building; the best they could do was try and get in touch. Not to be deterred, I put on my coat and shoes, marched next door, snuck in behind somebody else…and found myself thwarted once again, when the door to the roof turned out to be locked. I went back down, and hunted through the building directory for the manager’s number, but no dice. Foiled, I went back inside.

If he could just get himself up to my balcony, I could grab him and help him!

If he could just get himself up to my balcony, I could grab him and help him!

When I got there, a gull had discovered the crow, and was pecking it. I didn’t see what happened, next. The crow dragged itself away, and behind a steam pipe. I think it must’ve fallen off the roof, at that point, because the gull backed off. Either that, or it’s still there, crippled and dying. There’s no way to be certain. I went down again, to look for it in the street, but if it did fall down, it promptly hid.

:-(

:-(

I hope someone finds it, before it’s too late.

A bird one might yet help

Puffins are also having a terrible time, lately, and on a much grander scale. Read all about it at 10,000 Birds, then get involved here. Don’t you want to adopt your own fat, happy puffin? Sure, you do.

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One Response to Poor crow!

  1. Meredith says:

    Awww, poor thing. Thank you for the valiant efforts you made to try to save the poor crow. If it perishes in solitude, at least that’s better than being torn apart by a gull. And thank you, also, for linking to the puffin pages!