May 15, 2012

obviously a love hate relationship....


i put birdseed out for the wrens and the finches.
unfortunately mr. crow thinks if he looks at me, touches the dish and calls dibs, it's all his.


no matter how full the dish is,
he will eat every seed until it's empty. he's greedy like that.


underneath our deck the barn swallows are nesting. they despise mr. crow.
in fact, they dive bomb him instantly whenever he shows up 
and they continue to pester him during his entire meal.
mr. crow doesn't care.


mr. crow likes me. yesterday for an afternoon snack i gave him pretzels and he loved that.
it's probably wrong to love a crow isn't it?
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22 comments:

  1. Love this post, love how he holds on to the dish. Great shots.

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  2. i feed ours stale crackers, chips and cereal. they LOVE dog food. :)

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  3. Nope...not wrong...your crow looks cool!

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  4. Yes, it's wrong to love a crow. But if loving him is wrong, you probably don't wanna be right.
    Right?

    * snort *

    (great images, btw)

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  5. My crows get a scoop of peanuts every morning. Lol. You have nothing to be ashamed of!

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  6. Crows (Ravens?) are beautiful!... and you just can't tell a crow to let go.

    :-)

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  7. This crow definitely has some attitude. Or confidence. Or both.

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  8. haha, Kate!

    yes, crows are sneaky and conniving but extremely clever and smart.... my guess is the latter that you are drawn to :)

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  9. Beth- your photos lately have just blown me away.
    Thank you. I get frustrated by the grackles and doves and sparrows and the odd crow . But on the other hand?

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  10. Gosh, Mr. Crow is big enough to be a pet. I bet you can train him. Love the shot with him holding the seed in his beak. And also the one of the swallow doing a fly-by warning.

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  11. He's a rebel, a bad boy .. and you know how appealing they can be

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  12. I have 3 bad boys who visit. All my other birds hate it when they come strutting into the yard. I know crows are incredibly smart and I should encourage their visits but I shoo them away. I know, bad me. But I love my chickadees, cardinals, finches and woodpeckers more.
    Your pics are beautiful, especially the one with the bird flying away in the background!

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  13. I can see loving one crow. A gang of them would be a problem.

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  14. I am absolutely in love with crows. Great shots!!

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  15. me, too, i love crows!! these photos are fabulous!

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  16. It's very right to love them.. they're wonderful, intelligent creatures. And they give you great photo ops. ;)

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  17. Nothing wrong with black crow love, girlie ! He has that dangerous, mysterious side that makes love even a little more interesting !

    Awesome, awesome photo story !

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  18. Very cool pics and that crow really looks mean in the second photo.

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  19. Congrats on your POTW. The swallows hate Mr. Crow because he has been know to rob eggs from the nests of birds as part of his meal.

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  20. I don't blame you for loving him - who could resist that much personality? Congrats on the POTW!!

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  21. I am in love with an old crow that hangs out around our house. This old crow is funny to watch and makes me laugh. maybe our crows are brothers:)

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