I had a pair of American Crows nesting in one of my trees this year. The adult Crows have been entertaining to watch. I have seen behavior that I wasn’t aware of. They would bring food to the birdbath and place it in the water or on the edge. They would get a drink and take the food to the nest. Sometimes they would leave food at the birdbath and then come back later to get it. They would also let me know when to refill the birdbath by cawing loudly.

The young fledgling was next to a rubber mat outside my house. I check on it about 15 minutes later and it had left. The parents were around.

American Crow Fledgling
American Crow Fledgling
American Crow Fledgling 2
American Crow Fledgling 2

How I Got The Shot – American Crow Fledgling

I was hand-holding my camera and lens.


• Location: Arkansas
• Date Taken: June 13, 2020
• Aperture: f7.1
• Shutter speed: 1/120 sec. – 1/240 sec. on 2nd photo
• ISO: 2500
• Exposure Bias: 0 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 400 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II with a Fringer EF-FX Pro
• Camera: Fujifilm X-T3