Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bird Watching

My husband and I were outside yesterday loading baseball gear from his car to mine when a black crow swooped between us and landed on our roof.
I said "Oh, that must be Cleo". I called to the bird and it landed on my arm. The bird tried to give me a kiss and started picking at my hair. My husband just stood there with his mouth hanging open.
Then I explained to him that we got a flyer in our mailbox last week from our neighbor on the next street. He explained that he and his dad had raised this bird since it was very young so it was used to people. They named the bird Cleo. They just didn't want people to be startled if a black crow tries to get friendly with them.
I heard from my neighbor, Rhonda, that Cleo has been stashing food in my lawn. She enjoys watching her carefully hide her treasures.
I saw Cleo again later in the day and fed her a strawberry. Now, we are best buddies!
I sort of feel like Sleeping Beauty or Snow White with my wild woodland friend! (Yes, I know Malificent and Grimhilda had a crow for a pet but I am NOT evil!) :)

12 comments:

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

how much fun is that?!

I didn't know wild birds would ever come to humans.

lisalyn said...

There is no way I would want to have a bird on my arm!! Ewe. :)
You are brave!

Amy @ Living Locurto said...

You're crazy! I'd be afraid he would peck my eyes out! LOL! :-)

Brenda said...

It doesn't even look real! My parents get dozens of gorgeous green parrots in their yard - they are wonderful to watch!

Enjoy your new friend!

Polka Dot Moon said...

Oh my gosh that's pretty cool! But I might've been a wee bit scared...........all I could think about would be Edgar Allen Poe!

Allidink said...

Oh my gosh that is crazy! My boyfriend will be so jealous for some reason he loves crows! LOL. He'll want to try and tame one now LOL.

All the best,
Allison

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Donna; Oh my what a great photo. That is so cool that they raised a crow,and how friendly it is. I did not know you could do that.

Hugs;
Alaura

Kay said...

I have an odd fear of birds....I think it may have been the Alfred Hitchcock "Birds" movie....anyhow, that would have put me over the edge for sure! But really, what an amazing thing to happen, that a wild bird would be so tame. I will appreciate it from afar!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Donna, what a treat that must be! She will be your Best Friend Forever! I bet she will be one spoiled crow very soon! How wonderful that she is tame and raised by loving people!

Thinking of you!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow, that is so cool!!!

dana said...

How cool is that!!! I LOVE the photo of you and Cleo and I love it even more that you are so sweet to her!! Does she visit your neighbors who raised her----is she a "neighborhood pet" now or does she only have eyes for your yard and arm? :)

Keep us posted on her!! Dana

manila property said...

Nice meeting you cleo!