Crows are interesting birds to watch. They really have personalities – or at least they show their personalities. Crows seem to be taking over my area of the city and probably other areas of the city as well. They moved from the country into the city several years ago and are enjoying the convenience of easy food. Many of them no longer fly south for the winter.
The thing that is unfortunate about this is that the smaller birds are suffering and the numbers and varieties of the little guys has dropped. One of the few Robins I saw this year was chasing a crow that had a squirming & squeaking baby in its beak. The pair of Merlins that have been nesting nearby for the last few years did not come back this year and the Crows might have had something to do with their disappearance also. I have seen Crows when they mob a hawk and it is a scary thing.
A family of Crows were on my lawn the other day and I snapped a few pictures. It appeared to be the parent birds and a young one almost ready for independence. I couldn’t manage to get all 3 in any of the photos and it is hard telling one from another, but all 3 birds are here. 🙂
The pictures were all taken from my window so I would not disturb them.