Saturday, October 21, 2017

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

April Overall, recently writing on behalf of the Canadian Wildlife Federation says Hitchcock's The Birds instilled a real fear of everything avian in many people: crows in particular, but that these smart birds do us a service every day.   They hang around on the side of roads as you make your daily commute.  As you're working from 9 to 5, crows are working too, cleaning up our roads.  They will happily eat roadkill, solving a messy, sometimes stinky, clean-up problem.   She recalls Canuck the Crow, a well-known Vancouver area bird, made famous for stealing evidence at a crime scene.   It was a shiny knife and Canuck the Crow took off with it.   Luckily, police spotted the theft, gave chase and recovered the weapon.   But if crows sometimes miss the roadkill, there are always the Turkey Vultures.   This blog entry also appears on my BarrytheBirder blogsite today.   I felt King has no shortage of crows and this crow blog would strike a note with some readers of the Camera on King blogsite. 

Photos by BarrytheBirder
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  1. I read somewhere "Man has been studying the behavior of crows for the last hundred years - they've been studying us for thousands."

    Growing up on William St. , my brother and I had a pair of pet crows for a summer. I believe they set me on a path of life long birding.