Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Morsel, Kind Sir?

Not being one to animate critters, an opportunity afforded itself this afternoon to do just that. But I will restrain myself.

We were at Chapters/Indigo, a bookstore chain in Canada, and before I went in I took Sophie for a little 'pee' walk. On our return to the car I noticed this crow sitting on the fence in front of the car.

I put Sophie in and noticed that this bird was not about to fly away. I figured since it was around lunch time, it probably was hoping for a morsel of food from somebody.....anybody!

My camera was in the car. I grabbed it, set it on automatic and stepped outside, hoping he would stay around for one or two shots.

He did. I was about 10 feet from him (don't know why I think it is a male crow). He kept his eye on me the whole time.

He would shift from side to side as if posing for me and hoping to give his 'best' side profile!

I have always admired crows and their intelligence. They have a very strong sense of family and take very good care of their off-spring.

This guy was so wishing I would throw him something to eat. I didn't have anything to pay him for this 'sitting' he so patiently gave me.

When I attempted to move a little closer he shifted a little, ever weary of how close I was getting.

And with a gentle twist to his right, he was off.


  1. Crows are regarded, by those who know out here, as an omen - crows in the town signal a dry bout of weather, crows in the field are 'good' as they are carrion birds and clean up the carcasses. The indigenous peoples have a special regard for crows and consider in serious bad luck to kill one.

    btw - thanks for the blog advice Jim, your help was appreciated.

  2. He's probably a reincarnated movie star and so instinctively posed for his paparazzo!

  3. Isn't he beautiful? I've started feeding the crows in my neck o' the woods. I toss a handful of our dog's kibble out front and they come by every morning to pick it up. They "caw" loudly if there's no food out there for them. Gotta love 'em :)

  4. Handsome devil (for a crow), yes, it looks like he was posing for you! LOL!

  5. Nice of him to pose for you, Jim.. but beware the Raven in him.. you just never know what they are thinken!


  6. Beautiful shots! What a ham...

  7. They're a little unnerving. But then again....

    I have a crow post, too, only mine is kind of sad:


  8. They say that crows are very intelligent birds. I've always wondered why they are so shiny.

  9. Oh, I was hoping to see you get closer. Beautiful smart.

  10. JohnD is scaring me talking about crows in town. Besides that, I'm digging that last shot. Your camera captures motion quite nicely.
    Your Friend, m.

  11. Great post, that last shot t excellent!


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