As a Bird Photographer, I was thrilled to have a pair of American Crows nesting in one of my trees this year. The adults were fascinating to observe, engaging in behavior I had never witnessed before. They would bring food to the birdbath and carefully place it in the water or on its rim, taking turns to drink and retrieve the food for the nest. Sometimes, they would even cache food at the birdbath and return later to retrieve it. The cawing of the adults also acted as a reminder for me to refill the birdbath when necessary.

One day, I stumbled upon a young fledgling resting near a rubber mat outside my house. After checking in on it just 15 minutes later, the fledgling had disappeared, with the parents still in the vicinity.

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


• Location: My Yard – 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