[Tweeters] Crows washing food

Edwin D. Lamb edsplace2 at comcast.net
Thu Jun 6 15:48:57 PDT 2013

Not only Crows but Racoons and who knows what else do this. Our bird bath gets messed up frequently in this way. Regularly flushing with the hose is the answer. Our bird bath gets frequent bathers too so the water needs changing quite often. Even humming birds use it. I have seen them fly right into the falling water stream to get themselves wetted down. If you want to have birds around, a bird bath/fountain will be needed.

Ed Lamb in Bellevue, WA
edsplace2 at comcast.net
----- Original Message -----
From: Fred Bird
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2013 3:21 PM
Subject: [Tweeters] Crows washing food

A friend of mine wrote me today of her observations of crows washing their food. She said, “two crows have decided that [my] animals' water buckets are the perfect places to wash off their kill. I have found mice parts, snake parts, unknown parts and what has looked like fish. Washing and refilling waters 2 or 3 times a day is starting to tick me off …

Fred Bird
1249 NE 92nd Street
Seattle, Washington
fredbird46 at gmail.com


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