Yesterday morning the crows and ravens were making a huge and raucous noise. The previous day all of the other birds had been making a lot of noise. My youngest daughter went out to see why the crows were acting so strangely. This guy swooshed by her and up into our pine tree.
We were happy to see him. We had previously had a gopher trying to make a home here (until my grandson threw a rock and killed one and stuck the carcass back down his hole and we haven’t seen any since) and there has been a mouse we have seen outside the patio door, so this guy comes at a very good time. So the crows don’t like him and the little birds fear him, but he is welcome here.