We've been fascinated by the crows the last couple of days. They're interesting critters to watch. There's sort of a standing joke about the neighbourhood rooks. These things are HUGE. Anyway, Julia noticed yesterday a group of them paying particular attention to a patch of dry grass on the green patch between the sidewalk and the road. Same thing today. So I went out on the porch and quickly took a few shots.
See how one of them has their wings outstretched? It looks like she's (I'm assuming a she) is nesting. But there's no nest. Just a patch of short, dry grass. And they're all so very attentive and busy over that one, little spot.
Any idea what's going on here?
When I tried to get closer, they scattered to the trees and proceeded to chew me out.
No question that their language would need to be edited, if this were crow-video.
Crows are such interesting critters. So very smart. When I was a kid, a lady who lived near the elementary school had a crow that could talk. He wasn't domesticated, particularly. He'd fly off for months and then come back and hang at her house. And my sister works with a lady who has a young crow named Ike that is pretty much a pet and hangs out with the horses when she's working them in the ring. There's something kind of striking about their plumage as well. Yes, I know they're scavengers and can be a nuisance, but yet I can't help like them nonetheless.
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