This man fed a family of crows for years — then they started bringing him presents.
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.
We've been feeding a small family of four crows (mated pair and their two year old kids) for several years. Last we… https://t.co/xlcWLi5tX5— Stuart Dahlquist (@Stuart Dahlquist) 1553390783.0
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.
@antinostalgist He lived in our bathroom for several days, a really calm crow. Nursed him back and he seemed healed… https://t.co/WzghER2upP— Stuart Dahlquist (@Stuart Dahlquist) 1553399171.0
A lot of people were moved by Dahlquist’s actions and the “gifts” that the birds brought him.
@StuartDahlquist @emiface Crows have roughly the intelligence of a 3 year old human and are capable of perceiving d… https://t.co/UvOobdegJh— thegriffin88 (@thegriffin88) 1553478241.0
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