June 2, 2019 4:02 pm

Canuck the Crow hatches new nest of chicks a month after first brood wiped out

Canuck the Crow (left) and his mate Cassiar share a "tender moment" on a break from feeding their new brood of chicks.

Shawn Bergman / Canuck and I

Vancouver’s most famous bird has started a new family.

Canuck the Crow and his mate Cassiar successfully hatched a nest of chicks on Friday, according to Canuck’s “friend” Shawn Bergman.

WATCH: Who is Canuck the crow?

“Did you hear the Big News?! Canuck and Cassiar’s eggs have hatched! The proud parents are busy with feedings and all is well at the nest. As for how many little ones are there? Not sure, but I’m going to guess 3,” wrote Bergman on the Canuck and I Facebook page.

READ MORE: Canuck the Crow survives flagpole attack at East Vancouver park

Bergman said both crows are making “non-stop” trips to the nest to keep the hatchlings well fed.

According to Bergman, this is Canuck and Cassiar’s second attempt at breeding this year. Another brood of chicks died in early May after a predatory bird attacked their nest, Bergman said.

The pair immediately started construction on a new nest and Cassair laid a clutch of eggs not long afterward, Bergman said.

WATCH: Some people are threatening Canuck the Crow

The hijinks of Canuck, an unusually human-socialized crow known by a red zip-tie fastened around his left foot, have become legendary in the city.

READ MORE: Canuck the Crow visits East Vancouver McDonald’s, helps himself to people’s meals

The plucky crow has been the subject of multiple media features and has his own Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Raw video: Canuck the crow invades police scene

He’s been spotted riding the SkyTrain and “working” at the PNE and went internationally viral when someone captured a photo of him holding a knife and disrupting a crime scene in East Vancouver.

In 2017, he made headlines when he bit a Canada Post mail carrier, leading the Crown corporation to temporarily stop delivering mail to the neighbourhood.

© 2019 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.

Report an error


Want to discuss? Please read our Commenting Policy first.