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    Bird but not birding ADVICE

    If I knew where better to ask this question, I would as its not really a birding question.

    A crow has flown into IBN Batuta mall and can't get out. It's in the first floor eaves, China Court outside Fitness First , photos attached. Its been there over a week. Its being fed.

    Does anyone have any idea how to get it back outside safely?
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    Crow are really intelligent birds. It's cool, it's being fed; why would it want to leave?

    My first suggestion would be to stop feeding it for a day or so, but leave some water near a window/door on the first floor that you can leave open to let it get out. If it doesn't leave after a day or two, try placing food right near the open window/door (athough there's always a chance you'll attract more crows from outside!). If that fails, call pest control....
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkS View Post
    Crow are really intelligent birds. It's cool, it's being fed; why would it want to leave?

    My first suggestion would be to stop feeding it for a day or so, but leave some water near a window/door on the first floor that you can leave open to let it get out. If it doesn't leave after a day or two, try placing food right near the open window/door (athough there's always a chance you'll attract more crows from outside!). If that fails, call pest control....

    Fair question Mark.
    I guess, rightly or wrongly I feel sad for it being trapped, and possibly stressed at being in a non-natural environment away from its own kind. Its food and water supply are inconsistent, and cannot be controlled. Knowing how Dubai operates, I expect the mall management to take the easy option and poison it.

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