This raven has a sad story. He was hopping around on the ground as a fledgling when he was “saved” by well-meaning people, who then kept him in their chicken coop for the next 2 months. They finally brought him in after they released him and he just sat in a tree for 2 days, because he had no idea what to do.
If you find a baby bird, follow the instructions here.
This poor bird is stranded in between worlds–his family has moved on, and he has nobody to teach him what he needs to know to be a wild raven. He is probably non-releasable.
He will be assessed by a friend with a lot of corvid experience, to see what would be best for him. He’s super-smart, and, as the people did not interact with him beyond putting in food a few times a day, very wary of humans.
Wildwoods still operates on private land and occasionally in a private house with a spare bathroom. We thought our spare bathroom couldn’t possibly suffer more than it did at the paws of baby raccoons earlier this summer. Boy, were we wrong; a raven is messier than 5 raccoons put together!