This man fed a family of crows for years — then they started bringing him presents.
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This story really is incredible; it shows the amazing bond that humans can have with animals of all kinds.

Stuart Dahlquist has long been a bird enthusiast, but even he was shocked by the actions of a family of crows that he’s been feeding for several years.

This is what Dahlquist posted on Twitter.


Dahlquist told Bored Panda the story behind his birds.

Crows are amazing creatures and I’ve always felt this way since I was a boy. Birds – all kinds – have been a real focal part of my life; I love watching them, listening to their calls, identifying them… Oh! And helping them if they need help. I’m not a real ‘birder’ with high powered binoculars or anything like that but they play an outsized role in my enjoyment of life.
They nest in a large douglas fir tree that’s in our front yard and we could hear the babies when the parents would feed them. One day I found both babies had fallen to the ground, almost able to fly but not quite. We got them into a tree and the parents – pretty angry with us actually – took it from there and the little ones survived. We began feeding them soon after.

Dahlquist has helped out injured crows as well when necessary.

A lot of people were moved by Dahlquist’s actions and the “gifts” that the birds brought him.

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