The first time Alexandra saw a crow in her backyard, she offered him a peanut. She had no idea this would be the beginning of a special friendship.
She named him Kräri, and the wild crow visits her each day to receive treats. Alexandra makes feeding fun by placing the bits of bread, nuts, or seeds in a puzzle that Kräri must solve.
Kräri’s mate, Kruu, hangs in the background as the male searches for the food. Only if Kräri is not paying attention does Kruu attempt to find the food Alexandra has hidden for them.
Crows follow a strict hierarchy, which helps Kräri and Kruu have Alexandra to themselves by keeping other crows away. But it also keeps Kruu from getting the same amount of food as her mate.
That all changes when it’s nursing season and Kruu has fledglings to feed. During that time, Kräri will feed Kruu all the bits he can find to help her feed their babies.
One of their children, Kami, stayed for a long time and even learned how to do some of Alexandra’s puzzles before leaving to make his own nest elsewhere.
Alexandra never thinks of the day when Kräri and Kruu won’t return. She can’t bear the thought of never seeing them again. They are her connection to nature.