Charles Kingshaw is terrified of crows: at one point, he’s attacked by a large crow, and later, Edmund Hooper leaves a large stuffed crow in his bed, frightening him to the point where he can barely move. Traditionally, crows are associated with the English countryside, so Charles’s fear of crows could symbolize his anxiety at having to abandon his old home and live at Warings. More generally, birds symbolize the constant sense of fear and anxiety that Charles feels during his time at Warings.
The timeline below shows where the symbol Crows appears in I’m the King of the Castle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.