Stewart loves to watch wildlife. So when a crow family settled in his backyard, he had nothing against it. The birds made a nest, and by the summer they had chicks.
The man really liked to listen to the squeak of the young and watch how the parents rush back and forth, flapping their wings, and dragging food to the offspring.
He fell asleep and woke up to the cawing of crows, but he didn’t mind.
But one day he noticed that the bird calls had changed. They sounded alarming, and Stewart decided to check what was the matter.
When he went out, he found two young crows in the middle of the yard. Still short-winged, the chicks sat on the ground as the parents fussed around, unable to help. But a man could help. And he did.
Stewart returned the babies to their native nest. After an act of spontaneous kindness, Stewart thought for a moment and placed bowls of food and water under the tree in case the chicks fell out again.
He began to regularly replenish stocks, and after a while he began to feed the older crows. The man regularly left food specially bought for the crows in the same place.
After a while, he learned that the crows appreciated his generosity.
In the morning he went out to feed the crows – everything was as usual, nothing surprising. But in the place where he used to throw food, Stewart found a strange thing: pull tabs threaded onto pine twigs.
The man was very surprised – after all, he does not have the habit of throwing garbage and always sweeps the yard cleanly. Where could this strange artifact come from?
He fed the crows and went about his business, but the next day the story repeated itself.
Next to yesterday’s branch lay another one. Ravens stole a pull tab from somewhere, bit off a pine branch and put a metal ring on it. It looked like a gift, an attempt to symbolically thank the person – and what else did they have besides garbage?
“This isn’t only generous, it’s creative, it’s art,” Dahlquist wrote on social media. – “My mind is blown”.