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WILD BIRD STORIES
Bird Watching Stories
(Go Back to Wild Bird Page Contents)
|» Aransas in the Fog:
|» No Barbeque this Summer|
|» Just How Does a Bird Eat Bees?|
|» My Birdwatching Adventures in Costa Rica|
|» Just Another Golden Eagle|
| » Four Birds in One Tree:
A Few Days of Birdwatching in England
|» Four Calling Birds???|
|» A Very Unique Cardinal|
|» Narcissism or Territorial
Defense: Macho Cardinal
|» The Last Companion Carolina Paroquet|
|» The Ever-Popular Chickadee|
|» Convergent Evolution: Meadowlark and Longclaw|
|» Barrel Cactus Confrontation|
|» Galahs Playing Around and Around and Around ...|
|» Who Made Up This Stuff?
Bird Call Mnemonics
|» Mesmerizing a Goldfinch|
|» The Best Mimic?|
|» Prairie Chickens and Woodcocks:
|» Mob Mentality: Who is Really in Control of the Skies?|
|» The Owl Who Sat Down Beside Me|
|» Meeting Hot Shot: The Toddler Peregrine Falcon|
|» Seeing 'Sea Parrots'
|» A Rare and Unusual Bird
Meeting Roger Tory Peterson
|» Raven Showoffs|
|» Reddish Egrets a nd Canopy Feeding|
| » Robins and Worms
Hear, See, Smell, or Feel?
|» Hospital Hallucinations|
|» What Are You Doing Here? Scissortail Flycatcher|
|» Wild Bird "Attacks": Just Misunderstandings?|
|» Drunken Waxwings and an Unusual Hummingbird Feeder|
|» Acorn Woodpecker Defending its Stash|
|» Why Woodpeckers Don't Get Headaches: Built in Shock Absorber|
|"COMING DEAR" Crow Tool Use|
Tool use in birds is always an interesting topic. Carolee Caffrey reported (in the Wilson Bulletin. June 2000, p. 283) having watched an American Crow create and use a tool after trying to use his bill to extract a spider from a fence post. When his bill didn’t get it, he pecked off a triangular piece of wood, held it with his feet, then hammered the tapered end, making it narrower. With that tool, he probed the hole, trying to make a spider shish kebab. However, he was interrupted by the call of a female crow. He looked toward her, put the wood piece into the hole, and flew to join her.