Seattle Girl Receives Jeweled Gifts From Crow Friends

This is not a fairy tale or a “Portlandia” sketch. This is real life eight year old Seattle native Gabi Mann, who routinely receives trinkets from her garden’s visiting crows as a thank you for feeding them regularly.

Gabi has been feeding her crow friends since she was two years old and has collected hundreds of gifts which scientists say are part of a “courtship feeding.”

Who needs a husband when you have dozens of large black frightening violent birds to bring you rusty crap that they’ve found in the street? Actually, this is very sweet and I kind of wish the pigeons in my NYC neighborhood would do this instead of leaving their white feces all over everything. [BBC News Magazine]