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I have a baby crow in my utility room

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SarahStratton Mon 13-Jun-11 23:47:42

Next door's cat got it. It has an injured (not broken) wing. It's going to the vets in the morning.

It needs a name. Ideas please.

AtYourCervix Mon 13-Jun-11 23:48:36


Thingumy Mon 13-Jun-11 23:48:37


UnrequitedSkink Mon 13-Jun-11 23:48:56


UnrequitedSkink Mon 13-Jun-11 23:49:28

Or Sheryl? grin

IHeartKingThistle Mon 13-Jun-11 23:49:43

Tilly? (You know, like u-TILLY-ty room?)

That's bad, isn't it? Well it is late ...

SarahStratton Mon 13-Jun-11 23:50:48

Edgar Allen Crow?

AtYourCervix Mon 13-Jun-11 23:51:29


AtYourCervix Mon 13-Jun-11 23:51:41

or Mortimer

UnrequitedSkink Mon 13-Jun-11 23:52:57

Zackly smile

SarahStratton Mon 13-Jun-11 23:54:37

Oh Mortimer! From the books whose names I can't remember. I rather fancy getting the vet to call out Sheryl Crow though. Or Edgar Allen Crow. It could be a rook. I have no idea what the difference is.

stickylittlefingers Tue 14-Jun-11 00:00:41

Sarah - I think it has something to do with the legs.

How about Odile, or Ciara?

I like Sheryl best tho.

SarahStratton Tue 14-Jun-11 00:03:37

Ill google tomorrow. Mortimer is too good to pass on, I loved Bernard Cribbins reading those books.

Nevermore grin

keep Tue 14-Jun-11 05:26:22

Hope the little birdy made it through the night.

allhailtheaubergine Tue 14-Jun-11 05:40:16

I would call it Adrian. I am dying to call an animal Adrian.

EssentialFattyAcid Tue 14-Jun-11 06:10:12

We hav rescued a lot of crows, they thrive on homemade sheperds pie with lots of garlic! Ours would fly down out of the sky when called and land on our heads! The only name we ever came up with was Crow though...

SarahStratton Tue 14-Jun-11 06:39:08

Update: Mortimer is alive and well, has eaten his dog food, and is off to the vets this morning.

He's rather noisy confused

tooworried Tue 14-Jun-11 06:55:08

As if we don't have enough friggin crows here already! They're bastard birds - eat all the eggs and baby birds. Hate 'em.

SarahStratton Tue 14-Jun-11 07:32:16

That's nature. That's what crows do, that and eat dead things.

BigHairyLeggedSpider Tue 14-Jun-11 07:43:04

They eat baby birds to feed their own chicks, tis natures way and has been since the beginning of bird-dom. Animals/birds are not inherently evil because of the way they eat/feed, it's just what they do.

Apart from Dolphins. They are truely sinister.

AtYourCervix Tue 14-Jun-11 08:01:31

glad Mortimer made it through the night.
could you train him to sit on your shoulder like a Parrot?

Still can't remember what that book was.

SarahStratton Tue 14-Jun-11 08:10:08

Arabel's Raven by Joan Aiken smile

AtYourCervix Tue 14-Jun-11 08:15:36

of course!

colditz Tue 14-Jun-11 08:19:02

Corvids make nice pets.

KurriKurri Tue 14-Jun-11 10:07:06

Crows are great birds - very intelligent. A rook has a patch of white round its beak, crows are all black.

I'm glad he's safe and is doing well, - I found a baby crow drowned in my garden pond last year sad

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