Crows!


Here is an awesome short about crows wrecking shit:

Here are some internet things about crows:

Crows Understand Analogies

Stop Picking On Crows: Study Reveals the Birds Aren’t Evil Predators

Do Crows Hold Funerals for Their Dead?

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Thinkl

Solitary Crow On Fence Post Portending Doom, Analysts Warn

Here are some books about crows:

Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans, By John Marzluff

Crow Planet: Essential Wisdom from the Urban Wilderness, by Lyanda Lynn Haupt

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds, by Bernd Heinrich (mostly about ravens, but there’s some crow talk)

Crows are great and I welcome any cool crow stories. Crow negativity will not be tolerated.

ETA: A few years back I was walking from the house to the garage when  something hit me on the head. It was a chunk of bread. The weird thing was, it felt like it came straight down – the house was on my immediate left (it seemed unlikely someone from that direction threw it on a high enough arc that had an endpoint at my position), and I couldn’t see anyone in my field of view to the right of me. Sure enough, I look up and there’s a crow looking down at me from a wire. Well played, I thought.

Comments

  1. obscure1 says

    When I was a young teen I had a pet crow back in small town Ohio. It was one smart bird every bit as intelligent as an African grey parrot. He used to perch on the back of my red wagon while I was delivering the Akron Beacon Journal, cawing and giving the blue jays hell. Long live the memory of Cassius Crow. Thanks for the post, Forgiven.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    Here in Finland we have hooded crows, with a gray body and a black tail, wings and hood. In the front, the lower part of the hood is often reminiscent of a scarf or a tie. The crows look wonderfully pompous when they’re walking in the city with their characteristic gait, picking up morsels of food or sand.

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