Woman Starts Feeding Family Of Crows And Then They Start Leaving Her Gifts
Settling into your new home can be particularly challenging, especially once you find out you’ve got some noisy neighbors around. Such was the case for Tango Steinke who discovered a crow family that had built a nest behind her new home in Virginia. But instead of driving them away, she didn’t hesitate to befriend them in the best way she knew how.
Making friends with these mysterious birds is no easy feat. Luckily, Steinke knew her way around feeding stray animals. Apparently, she has been feeding the birds and squirrels that have been frequenting her home. So, when she spotted the crow couple, whom she later named Doc and Dottie, she decided to do the same.
She built a small perch from her balcony where she would leave peanuts and other treats for the crows to feast on. Steinke’s efforts surely didn’t go unnoticed. And when winter came, and food sources became scarce, the couple knew they can turn to their neighbor for some help. Aside from visiting her more often, Steinke revealed that Doc and Dottie had become more comfortable towards her.
“Over the course of that first month of regular visits, they became more vocal about their arrival. They’d caw at my bedroom window on the weekends until I got up to feed them.”
Crow family brings gifts to their kind neighbor who has been generously feeding them
Eventually, the crow couple figured it was time for them to express their gratitude towards their kind neighbor. They started giving thank you gifts to officially seal their unexpected yet heartwarming friendship with Steinke. Steinke has then taken to TikTok to share some of the random gifts she has received from her newfound friends, including a worn and gray pebble.
“Since then, they’ve left varied gifts: a button, acorns, bits of metal, a beat-up marble, pottery scraps, and soda tabs.”
As it turns out, it’s a known trait of crows to bring gifts to people who care for them and feed them. According to Steinke, she receives gifts about once a month, which she then keeps inside a “crow jar.” Feel free to check out Steinke’s TikTok page to keep up to date with her growing friendship with her crow buddies.