Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday's Critters #40

Saturday's Critters #40


Happy weekend and welcome to Saturday's Critters! I am sorry I will not be around the computer today.  I do hope to catch up as soon as possible.. I hope everyone enjoys the critters.



During the month of August, I was seeing the American Crow on my deck.. It has a broken beak, or maybe it was born this way. I am not sure. On this shot, the crow looks like it has a crossbill.


 It has found a way to eat the bird seed I put out along my deck railing..


I took various shots showing how bad the beak looks.. I hope this crow is able to survive..

Lately, I am feeling like this bird somehow broken.. But, each day is a little easier..I appreciate everyone's kind words of sympathy..Goldie Girl was loved...






I hope you enjoyed my birds and critters.. Now its your turn, to share your critters.. I will catch up on everyone posts as soon as possible..

 Thank you for linking up to the critter party. I appreciate the visits, comments and the support of my blogging friends................... Have a happy weekend!


To see more beautiful birds and cute critters, check out these two memes below.

Please visit:  I'd-Rather-B-Birdin. Thanks to the gracious host: Anni of I'd Rather-B-birdin. Also, sharing with Camera Critters. Thanks to Misty for hosting.

70 comments:

rainfield61 said...

You have send a crow as a rep to greet us.

Good day to you.

Willow said...

Wow that is quite the cross bill but he looks plump so perhaps he does okay with it ?

The happy wanderer. said...

Birds do manage to survive with some malformations, but it must be difficult for them. We'll still all be thinking of you I'm sure as you adjust to life without Goldie Girl.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Eileen -- I am so sorry to learn about Goldie Girl. I am late, but my words are no less heartfelt. (Have been without internet for quite some time.)

Please know I'm thinking of you . Such a hard time.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Poor crow. His life can't be easy. Take care, Eileen, and thank you for hosting.

Jo said...

What a brave bird that crow is. And your images are so clear and close, Eileen. I'm thinking of you while you rest up and heal from your recent loss. Blessings, Jo

Nancy J said...

Hugs Eileen, as darling Goldie Girl is in your thoughts, XXX Jean.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Crows are amazing,they are so clever.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Liz said...

Oh wow! That's rather sad. It's incredible how birds seem to adapt to disabilities like this!

lina@a happy family said...

Poor bird. If the bird still can eat with such beak, he will survive.

Time will heal your grief, dear and you'll remember Goldie Girl with a smile.

Elaine said...

Poor thing, but it looks like he's managing okay. For several years we had a Chickadee or two that came to our feeders that had a malformed beak. As the winter went on it just kept getting longer and more curved. Several bird species have problems like that, but I don't believe the studies have determined what the cause is.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Eileen!:) Oh poor bird!Crows are incredibly smart birds however,so he will figure a way how best to survive. Nice close-ups!
Take care Eileen,you are in my thoughts.Warm Regards.

Irma said...

Very special this crow with crossed beak.
I hope it still can eat it well.
Very well photographed, Eileen.

✿ chica said...

Puxa! Que lindos momentos conseguiste captar! Adorei! bjs, lindo fim de semana,chica

A Quiet Corner said...

Eileen, I hope this guy makes it too. Hope your time away helps a little...time will help...it always seems too...:)JP

DeniseinVA said...

I have been wondering how you have been doing Eileen. A sad time for you I know. You have been very much in my thoughts

Poor crow whose need to survive is moving mountains it seems.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

That's something....but it somehow has learned to survive. That part of the story is good!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

ps....after reading your SC commentary I had to scroll down to see what happened to Goldie Girl! You have my deepest sympathies Eileen. She was a beautiful dog, and I know you'll miss her.

Hannah said...

Great shots of the crow learning to adapt to eat in spite of its beak malformation.

Ela said...

Oh, such a poor bird !
Eileen, take care !

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

take care, Eileen. Good to take a break.

Your bird is a clever one. It looks as if there was a genetic something or other, but it seems to be getting food by adapting.
cheers

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh, the poor crow!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh Eileen, I am so sorry for your loss. Whenever you wrote about Goldie Girl it was obvious that you loved her very much. She was such a good friend!

Linley S said...

This crow must be a survivor, looks as if he has adapted well with his gammy beak

TexWisGirl said...

poor crow! at least he's surviving.

it gets better with time, and honestly, another dog (or 4) helps heal the heart. :)

Debbie said...

i am glad you will not be by your computer today....i hope you are out and about, enjoying nature. be careful, it's suppose to be hot out there today!!!

did you see i am right next to brian AGAIN!!! how does that keep happening?? nothing like joining in and being right next to the BEST photographer ;)

i enjoyed seeing your special crow this morning, & happy he has overcome his challenge. seems like a big "no problem"!!!!

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

Eileen I am sorry about your loss of such a dear companion. Hope you are doing as well as possible. It is impressive how resilient and adaptable that crow must be. I just know it will survive, especially with your help!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I had a somewhat-damaged critters post in mind, and yours was the catalyst to finish it.

Good on you for helping this bird out, Eileen.
~

Sharon Wagner said...

oh my. That beak has some issues. Nature isn't always kind.

violet dust said...

Poor little guy. :(

Bob Bushell said...

The American Crow, it is beautiful, thanks Eileen.

Frank said...

Amazing how some species manage with such malformations but it will no doubt be very difficult for this individual to compete and survive.

I'm sure all your good memories of Goldie will get you through this difficult time.

Marie said...

Oh, that poor crow! I feel so badly for it. It doesn't look emaciated though so maybe it is managing ok.

DIMI said...

Oh,poor thing!It will not be easy for him to eat Eileen!Wonderful pictures!I know how you feel for sweet Goldie Girl!Take care my friend!Hugs!
Dimi...

Ileana said...

Poor crow!:(

Donna@Gardens Eye View said...

Eileen I do hope you can find some solace in your time away...you are in my thoughts. Your crow is possibly born with the deformed beak. hopefully he will do OK. I hope you like the critter I am highlighting.

Stephanie said...

The poor thing, hope he survives. Wonderful images.

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

I've never felt sorry for black birds and crows. They are such smart birds and "gang up" on other birds - even hawks. but do feel for this crow with his deformity! It appears to be a birth defect. too bad you can't catch him and at least clip his bottom beak. It's growing since there is nothing to wear it down. The top beak will eventually grow into his head if it doesn't break off or is clipped down. Lucky for him that he has you to feed him. Surprised he's made it this long!!
So many thoughts and prayers about Golden Girl!!

Linda W. said...

Wow - I've never seen a bird with such a deformed bill. Nice shots of the big guy.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Thank you so much for caring about this crow and for doing what you can to help him/her eat. I only this morning realized your Goldie Girl passed. I know your heart is aching and am so very sad for your loss. Not to worry about commenting but just know there are many, many of us thinking of you and sending love and hugs your way. May Goldie Girl rest in peace. She was, as you said, deeply loved.

Marie-Anne said...

Poor bird!!! It seems it has no problem though and I am sure he is a survivor!!!
I wish you a happy Sunday, dear Eileen!

Faythe M.A said...

I know there are cross-bill birds, but he does seem an anomaly. looks healthy enough, so he must be eating okay. Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails

Pat said...

Poor crow. I imagine he can survive as long as he can find food he can manage with his broken bill.
HUgs to you as you remember your beautiful girl.

Linda said...

I hope you are feeling better. Sorry about Goldie Girl -- such a beautiful dog!

Pat Tillett said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your precious pooch. Oh boy, do I ever know how that feels. Our pets have access to a part of our heart that is unavailable to humans. Hang in there....

Alexa T said...

Poor little bird! So sad. Hope that he will be ok... Have a great week ahead, Eileen!

Lynne said...

Always like your pics . . . thanks for the Crow pics, hope he is ok . . .

Thinking of you each day, and caring for you and your husband and son. Goldie Girl was just that, GOLDEN!

Roan said...

Poor crow. I hope he survives, too.

Noushka said...

Quite strange indeed,
I've seen such a thing with parrots once or twice too, it is quite rare in nature.
Probably a lack of some nutrient before the mother laid her eggs.
Keep well, enjoy your rest and chin up when you're back ;-)

Christian Weiß said...

Poor bird, I wonder that he survives with such a disability.

Irene said...

Poor bird ... hope he's doing okay.

Irene

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, We have crows here but they do NOT come anywhere near my feeders. I see them out in the yard --and hear them all around almost each and every single day.. They seem to do a good job warning the little birds if there is a hawk around...

Hugs,
Betsy

Susan (ABON) said...

It's amazing how some creatures learn to adapt in their world with disabilities. Life is a bit harder for them, but they learn to survive. Sad, but encouraging at the same time. Wishing you strength during this difficult time, Eileen.

Chris Rohrer said...

Poor crow!!! Somehow I think he'll figure out a way to survive. Poor thing. Day by day Eileen:)

pattisjarrett said...

It really is a wonder the crow can eat enough to survive. I guess it must be doing pretty well.

Helma said...


Hi Eileen,
what a lot of different animals and that always enjoy again.
I wish you a very happy new week
Kind regards, Helma

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

ohhhhhhh

poor baby

CabinGirl said...

Nice captures of the malformed beak, Eileen. It's lucky it has you to provide it with some food.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Poor poor thing!! But I am so happy that he/she has learned to function with it. Looks like perhaps a birth deformity.

orchid Miyako said...

Hi Dearest Eileen; I haven't heard of nor seen cross-bill before. I feel for him and yes he looks healthy at least. I thought he looks sweet in the first picture♪

So sorry for my belated comment. I'm happy to read you are feeling better day by day, even if it is slowly. Struggling with new pc,I was so surprised with the drastic change of 8.1 from the former one(^^;) 

Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

ladyfi said...

What pretty shots. Hope you're doing okay.

Jen said...

That bird is an inspiration. I'm pulling for him because he is certainly not giving up.

I'm so sorry for your loss.

diane b said...

It must be hard for you to be without Goldie Girl. Take heart from the crow he is trying to cope with life carrying a disability. Hope you feel better soon.

Ailime said...

Belíssimas essas fotos!
Adorei ver essas aves magnificas!
Abraços e boa semana.
Ailime

Betty Manousos said...

oh, eileen i'm so sorry to hear about your loss...she was such a darling-you are in my thoughts.

poor crow :(

Betty Manousos said...

take care

(((hugs)))

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

Oh the poor bird! I hope he makes it. May be with you feeding him, he will make it.

Bob Bushell said...

I've seen that before, an Avocet, but not a bad as the Crow, what a sad happening. Yes, Goldie Girl, she was the best for you, get another dog, it is best.

inge said...

He looks in bad form

Al said...

I'm not a fan of crows but I feel bad for one like this. Nice captures!

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