Neat! I’ve always liked crows. Once, I saw a video of a crow as it dived into snow, came up laughing, and did it again, over and over. It was on YouTube, the Laughing Crow, or some such, but it was unmistakable- that crow was definitely amusing itself for no other reason than to laugh & have a good time!
It sounds like you were lucky to have found a fine feathered friend for a while. Thank you for sharing such a cool story!