Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Will work for peanuts

I scattered some nuts under the bird feeder tree and it took only moments for a crow to discover them.


Love the feather patterns of this American Crow - they look like fish scales.  Now I know there's an actual "fish crow" but it's named for what it eats, not what it looks like...

32 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

In that first picture he almost looks like a bulldog standing there with his chest sticking out.

Eyeliquor said...

Cool guy!
I like your new layout!
Fresh!

Allison said...

Blackbird pie!

Sandra said...

we have tons of crows here and i have a hard time getting them because they are black, you did good getting the details of his feathers. black is hard to photograph

Deb said...

love the new look....I have them showing up with dog food in their mouths...one had a piece of cereal...great shots...

Jennifer said...

So Pretty.

Honest Abe Lincoln said...

I love crows. We have a local flock that will come here now and then. I like their family structure and the way they sound..

If you want to see what I look like and sound like you can go to my blogs as I have the interview posted on them today.

Clint said...

We get 'em in the front yard---there's even a big nest in our oak tree there where two of 'em bed down. I like it when they come up close to our front windows and the full sun hits their jet-black feathers and it produces a bluish-black sheen that is really beautiful and unique.

Judy said...

Black bird pie came to my mind as well.

Liesl said...

Love,love, love your caption to this post! Your new layout is stunning! I had a tame crow as a child...never again, I used to shut the door on him when he wasn't allowed inside and he proceeded to peck a hole through our front door!

Louise said...

Those are fantastic shots. I do get a kick out of them, but I will admit that they are frustrating me right now because as soon as I put out food for the feral cat, they descend on it. I swear that they sit and wait. Darn birds are smarter than the cat.

Farm Girl said...

You must of been hidden pretty good. Those are amazing close ups. We have a couple that have been checking our place our watching to see where new nests are being built. They are beautiful though.

Homeschool on the Croft said...

What fantastic photos. I have to admit to not liking these birds very much - there's something ugly (can I say that?!) about them. And yet, there's such beauty there too.
(They're still too greedy for my liking. AND they're a danger to our lambs when they come - that's when my dislike of them gets nasty!)

Love your blog - found you at Everyday Ruralty, which is fab too (don't you love today's interview. Too clever!) x

Loafer Mountain Primitives said...

I throw peanuts out and the pheasants come...
The pictures are great!

Kim said...

I think I need you to come and take photos our our son's falcon. Then you can draw it!

Hilda R.B said...

So nice and beautiful images. Have a nice day.

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

You captured our little black friend wonderfully. So close by. Beautiful!
Hugs and kisses for a sweet Tuesday, my friend xxxxx

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Great shots you were able to capture! The crows here on our ranch head directly for the walnut trees and grab one, fly over pavement and drop them to crack them open....smart birds.

Leovi said...

Great pictures of this crow feasting.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is one way to get good shots of a crow.If i liked them a little better,I would try this,but something within me will not allow me to feed the crows.I would however like to get some good shots.Hmmm,what to do?
I'll just enjoy your pictures.
Blessings,Ruth

Karen Thomason/Gordon Setter Crossing said...

I like all birds, including the crow, but I had never noticed the feather pattern you pointed out. It DOES look like fish scales, but pretty. Thanks for opening my eyes!

Angela said...

You made that crow one happy crow! They are really pretty when you get a closer look at them!

Have a Great Day!
Angela

holdingmoments said...

I love Crows, such intelligent birds.

Canyon Girl said...

Great pictures, he looks like one happy bird.--Inger

Dawn said...

Looks like a new blog over here! It looks nice (as always:)

I do hope he doesn't choke on that peanut;)

heyBJK said...

Love the close-up's, T! You do a great job of getting sequential shots, too!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

I love the way he takes those high steps -- bit like a German goose-walking soldier! :)

Marvin said...

Great shots of the crow! Crows tend to come no closers than the edges of the area around our house and outbuildings that I keep mowed, but then, we don't offer peanuts either. :-)

Inger-M said...

They are noisy, but your great captures show that they even have patterns in their shiny pitch black coat! I didn't know that! Well done!

MarieElizabeth said...

I don't think I've noticed the details of the feathers like that before - great shots. Of course now I'll be looking for some to see if they have feathers like that too!

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, they are piggies!

Texan said...

I just love crows!

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