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Seattle Times sets up 'crow cam' outside office

Seattle Times sets up 'crow cam' outside office

Credit: Courtesy Seattle Times

by Susan Wyatt

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KING5.com

Posted on June 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 18 at 1:59 PM

A pair of crows is bringing up babies in a tree next to the Seattle Times building on Fairview Ave. and a live camera is following the family and the kids stretch their wings and learn to fly.

The camera is linked to Field Notes: a Northwest Nature blog, a collaboration by Times writers and photographers.

Viewers are eagerly awaiting the first flight of the babies. Check out the live camera here.

Adult crows are very protective of their young, and they have been dive bombing anyone who happens to walk by.

UW scientists say the crow population has increased dramatically in Seattle over the past 40 years. More people means less forest cover, creating open areas preferred by crows, and generated food sources such as garbage that crows love.

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