Crows are very protective parents… just watch what is happening on the Morrison Street Bridge in Portland Oregon…
If a crow seems angered by your presence, swooping at you or cawwing aggressively, it is most likely NOT just some crazy crow. It is probably a parent protecting its eggs and nest. It is easy to dismiss why a crow might be getting loud and obnoxious, disregarding the obvious—crows have a life too. What mother wouldn’t accost a stranger who walks into their baby’s nursery?
That is exactly what we are doing when we walk by a tree. They have no walls, they have no privacy, but they have a lot of love and a strong instinct to protect their young.
Read more here.
(I am fortunate to live in Seattle where it seems the crows are interesting enough to make the news quite often! Yay Seattle! Yay for crows!)