There’s a lot of local crow news right now (Wings, Bongo, P.Earl) but unfortunate circumstances bring me back to the Walkers today.
I saw the Walkers on the weekend and all seemed totally fine, if a little soggy.
This morning I saw Mr. Walker, but he wasn’t walking. He did fly over to me and then I saw his eye …
I tried to convince myself I’d got mixed up and this was Wanda, who IS blind in one eye — but I knew it was Mr W and they eye injury looked quite different from Wanda’s. Also, the other eye.
I put out a call for help from bird rehabbers and those with more knowledge than me on social media and received lots and lots of great suggestions. I also got in touch with our local wildlife rescue association, sending photos, and they suggested we take a wait and see approach.
I’m sincerely hoping it’s just a minor injury and he’ll recover without me having to attempt to get him into a box. I have zero crow trapping experience and I fear he is likely smarter than me.
Besides which, it would be a terrible time to take him away as Wanda is already, as I mentioned in the last post, making begging sounds and showing other signs that she’s either laid eggs or is about to, and will be 100% dependent on Mr Walker for food in the nest for awhile.
I went for a second visit this afternoon and saw the Walkers together at our usual meeting tree.
I did notice in one of the photos I took this afternoon that his eye was open a little, which seemed like a big improvement, so fingers crossed it looks better and not worse tomorrow. I’ll keep you posted.
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13 thoughts on “Mr Walker’s Bad Monday”
Saying a prayer for Mr. Walker. Your love for your birds warms my heart.🙏🏼❤️
Good to see perhaps his eye is better? I feel somewhat invested and worried for him….he sort of came and showed you?
Poor Mr. Walker. I sincerely hope his eye heals for his sake and his family’s.
I’m sending you all good thoughts and hope his eye gets better
Oh dear, I’ve got my fingers crossed that he’s ok.
Oh my!! Hoping he just got a small injury or something irritating it and that it will clear up. i feel your concern, I freak out when ours get injured or ill. Saying a little healing chant for Mr.W. ❤️
I hope his eye will be better soon. 💗
June – just absolutely love your care and your writing. Mr Walker will be on my mind today!
Oh no – poor Mr. Walker. Where are the walk-in clinics for crows? Hopefully, no trapping is needed as that seems like a difficult occupation!
Indeed, trapping a crow when they can fly, is a daunting prospect and probably doomed to failure.
Oh no ! Mr. Walker.. hope it’s a minor inury that heals up quickly ! He’s a star !!