Not too long ago, I was happily off my diet, munching on a container
of French fries and a dollar menu cheeseburger from McDonalds.
My husband and I were sitting in a parking lot where we work. After
a while, the fries just didn’t seem as appealing to me as I thought
they would be. Don’t you hate that? You go off the diet because
you think you are missing out on something so good, to find out
it’s not so good. What a bummer that is. While I was sitting there
contemplating all of this, I noticed a Black Crow lurking on
the edge of the roof of the building next to me. He was cawing
away. It reminded me of the seagulls that we have here in Maine that
are such scavengers.
They are not the least bit shy and will fly right
next to you to get a bite of food. So….I figured the crow would too.
I threw out lots of fries as far past the car as I could. The Crow stayed on
the roofs edge. Suddenly, another large Crow swooped in and started
gathering. That gave our friend on the roof the courage to do the same.
Actually, it was more like “you’re not going to get my fries!”…I think! The Crow
that flew in, just scooped and flew off. The roof Crow did that once,
then he came back and scooped as many as he could get into his mouth.
That was an amazing site to see…all those fries being crammed into
his beak….over and over….dropping a couple and picking them back up!
Then I saw something I couldn’t believe. He took 5 or 6 fries (while the
other Crow was away), and put them into the bushes next to our car. He
then picked up a large, dry, oak leaf, and covered up the
fries!! I could hardly believe my eyes!! What an intelligent thing to do!! Meanwhile,
the other Crow came back looking for more. Our roof crow, was out of the
bushes, almost acting a little lame. He kind of cowered a bit, while picking up
a piece of gravel and chewing
on it, as if to say….this is all we have left to eat! How sly was that?
I began telling folks I know, what I saw. Many people already knew how
extremely intelligent these birds are. I went online and found out
many things about the Black Crow. The Intelligent Black Crow
Did you know they are known for using tools? And, did you know that
many Crows gathered together are called A Murder Of Crows?
That’s kind of spooky. Check this out….All About Crows ….
this is probably more information than anyone would ever want to know
about these birds! They have been coming to my back yard and field
since this past winter, for the first time, on a regular basis. They like
wide open spaces and composts….I have both in my back yard. I will take
some pictures and share with you sometime. What do you all think
about these birds?? A nuisance or do you like them?
You have GOT to see this video!!! I couldn’t believe it!!
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?????????????????????????????????