Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The season of youth

We have tons of youngsters around these days:  bluebirds, titmice, downy woodpeckers, barn swallows, Eastern phoebes, cardinals, chickadees, tree rats (aka squirrels) to name a few.  We also have a good lot of young crows.
An elder and 2 young ones

The elder leaves the young ones on their own for a minute.

One finds a piece of corn.

The other one wants it, of course.



He's back.  Does he still have it?

Yes, and they're still squabbling about it.

The elder returns and suddenly both youngsters are helpless and begging again.

Doesn't it look like the elder has a mouth full of water he/she's about to spit into their mouths?  Actually its corn and water, both.
Doesn't the elder look like he/she needs a Calgon moment?


48 comments:

missing moments said...

Huurrrmmmppphhhh .... I can hear the parent saying ... when are they EVER going to leave!
great captures!

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

Your bird bath gets a TON of use throughout the day! I bet you're constantly having to fill it!

Farmchick said...

For some reason I love the sleek, dark look of crows.

Pricilla said...

I adore crows and ravens. One of the odd ones I suppose....

Farm Girl said...

Awesome crows, I really like those shots. They are so interesting.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

i love crows !!!!!!

i have one that comes here everyday that i named RATEE....

i feed him all kinds of things...

i just love that guy....

happy to visit today, my friend

kary and teddy
xo

Furry Bottoms said...

Your pictures belong in National Geography magazines!!

Crows have excellent memories. They hold grudges. We have one, and my dogs always go after it and it always hobbles across the street. Every day, it comes to our yard. It KNOWS my dogs will go after it. It has become a game.

no spring chicken said...

It was just like watching the sibling in my house! Except they usually aren't scuffling over corn... ;)

Blessings, Debbie

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Kids!!!

EG Wow said...

Hehehe! These guys sure are fun!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Just this morning we watched a mama deer repeatedly chase off her two grown young'ns and a young buck with tiny velvet covered spikes. She's had enough of raising kids. "Off with you! Time to be on your own." I like the shots with the water dribbling the best.

lisa said...

Awww, these are great photographs!!
Sweet little ones!

Millie said...

I want the corn! It certainly does look like someone needs a vacation from demanding babies.

Tricia said...

Calgon, take me away! heheheee

forestwalk/laura k said...

great crow shots! where ever they go...they think they run the place! ha!

Allison said...

Just LOVE that birdbath.. it is so peaceful and melds perfectly into the scenery. Those crows remind me of my kids today! :D

Snappy Di said...

I'd say all three of them could use some Calgon.. Sheesh...

DI

*Honest Abe said...

I guess birds are all the same as I have seen grackles and starlings do this same thing with food.

The large Eagle Owl eats meat and then he or she also eats dog and/or cat food at the wildlife sanctuary.

Marissa ♥ said...

Sibling rivalry! Great series of photos. I enjoy watching crows that visit my yard. (they're kind of loud, though)

Sandra said...

this is to funny and the elder does look just like he needs a calgon moment. i bet there were making a lot of noise, the ones around here are really loud

Ms. Becky said...

well this was entertaining, as usual. you have the best show in town. or...whatever. I LOVE the first and second shots, for the curve of the neck. great shots all.

Cindy said...

I love this post. Such a great story line! and yes, she looks like she needs a calgon moment!
I am glad you had some rain! Here's hoping for more!

holdingmoments said...

I loved that sequence; words and pictures.
Brought a smile to my face :-)

Margaret said...

Have you ever read "Cry of the Crow" by Jean Craighead George. If not, run and buy it or go to the library. You will NEVER look at a crow the same way again. It is a wonderful read!

Louise said...

I really like that low birdbath. Aren't crows the most interesting birds? The youngsters around here are so funny, with their crying and complaining about everything. And, the curiosity! Those youngsters have their beaks into everything.

Jill said...

From the look on the elders face, I'd bet those are teen crows. ha!

Michaele said...

Good God you are a wonder with a camera!

Debbie said...

great shots.....damn those "kids" so hard to get rid of and they always want food!!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I think they all know the kids have outgrown being pampered, but no one wants to give it up yet. :)

Kay's flowers said...

Absolutely fabulous pictures. I love to watch crows. They are fascinating. You have such an eye.

Hilary said...

Oh you made me smile with this. The Calgon moment just cracked me up. These are fine photos of a wonderful bird.

Debbie @ Swampbilly Ranch said...

What great pictures! I guess kids are kids, no matter the species.

deb said...

wow I love these pics...amazing!!!! thanks for posting them...!!!!

Rose said...

I can sure remember needing a calgon moment! That suits this one exactly...

MarieElizabeth said...

Gives a whole new meaning to talking around the water cooler. :)

Michelle said...

Your bird shots are amazing! I love the one with the water droplets falling out of its mouth. :)

Martha Z said...

Hey, I thought that was Pricilla's drinking glass.

Randy said...

What a handsome trio!

Kathy said...

Shame on you! Did you have to call squirrels tree rats? They just lost all their cuteness with that phrase. I'll probably dream about rats living in trees tonight.

P.S. Leaving on my much-planned road trip bright and early tomorrow a.m. See you when I get back. In the meantime, keep on bloggin'!

NicoleB said...

Cool shots!
It must be amazing to see all those young ones frolicking around :D
I love that shot with the water droplets!

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Makes me think of the song, "Bye Bye Blackbird." You inspire me to learn more about birds. I love to look at them, but wish I had more knowledge of species, etc.

Shifan said...

I love this post.Cool shots.

SquirrelQueen said...

The parent does look a little flustered, a little spa time would probably be welcomed.

Tammy said...

Wow, love that shot where she is feeding them.

Them becoming helpless when she returned makes me think of a saying..."your children will rise to your expectations, no matter how low ;)

Arija said...

Great post of your black babies!

Deb said...

they are busy aren't they...

Negerigeletschtempoit said...

What a great series of pictures!
xxxx

bailey-road.com said...

What a great series! I love to watch Crows!

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