Wonderful close-ups of those smart birds! When we visited the wildlife center, we were told that they rarely get crows that are injured because they are so smart, they have even been known to drop a nut on a road and wait for a car to come by and crush it for them! Now, that's smart! That one looks like he's saying thanks!
Theresa, these are all so wonderful and show off their great personalities. Last year in Yellowstone, I watched a relative, the Raven stack a half a cookie atop another half a cookie and then flew away with it. Oh so smart and cleaver and free entertainment that lasts as long as you want to observe')
This was so great. Beautiful close up photos.Wish you a nice weekend.Greetings from Hilda
Really great pictures Tex! Crows are funny too, I love em!
While your crows are very pretty ~ I must admit I do not love their 'singing' at 4 am in the morning when my bedroom windows are open. ;)xo Catherine
Excellent pictures with good sharpnes and nice compositions.Greetings, Joop
Nice pictures !
Mmmm...fiber! LOL!Love thse up close and personal photos.
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WOW wonderful photos! Have you seen "A Murder of Crows" from PBS Nature? It really shows what amazing creatures crows are.
Their "shiny black dress" is very fashionable too . . .I like your new, (at least to me) header and your profile picture too. Changing it up to go along with the "fancy black"you found strutting around the ranch?
Great pictures, they are certainly not afraid these crows.Greetings,Filip
LOL, love this post! He certainly does seem to be 'Caw-ling' his 'clean-up crew' to help him eat all that cereal!Have a great weekend, hopefully a dry one!
Similar to our "raven". Does best on the first image. Looks really seem to be really cocky / Brita
They are really handsome!
not easy getting good shots of an all black bird...these are great
superb shots, all of these. who knew a silly old crow could look so good.
I absolutely love this series! Great job.
We have crows in pasture land in Arkansas. When I lived in Texas we had plenty of them. My Dad really disliked them. He grew up on a farm and I guess they were a problem.Arkansas has lots of blackbirds, most prevalent in the Ozark are starlings and buzzards.
great crow shots theresa!they sure are full of personality!! curious, mischievous,smart, cunning...all rolled up in a beautiful sleek black body!i'm constantly hearing the crows here...so many hanging around! the ONE thing i don't like about them is how they chase other birds away...even ones much bigger...like the hawks! (long live the bully bird!) :)
They are fascinating birds to watch! Crows adapt well and believe it or not, live here in Ontario year round.
Finders keepers right? Right:@)
Terrific captures on this series.
Great shots!They're so sleek and shiny. Noisy too!
Fantastic shots - such great DOF! I have yet to get such a good shot of a crow.
Did you know they live to be as old as forty? No wonder they are so smart! :-)
I love crows, ravens and blackbirds! Your flock is most spectacular.
Like your crow humor...
Beautiful pictures, very near and the black colour is fantastic. Today it´s nice outside. The dogs are outside playing around...
Love the captions. A couple years ago we heard what sounded like hundreds of crows in our woods attack and kill an owl that invaded their nesting area once too often.
Nice! I love how their feather glisten. I was watching some just this morning out by our feeders. I swear, they'd carry the dog away they are so big!
They look so scary to me! It's those beady eyes!!! Great shots!
They are beautiful birds! It's not everyday I get to see one close up like that. I think it's funny how all birds seem to let their friends know there is food and they all have a big party feasting on the food we put out for them! lol
The Carrion Crow knows a little bit about feeding.
Love that one "cawling" 'come and get it' . Your pictures really capture their aggressive personalities -- I can almost hear them.
Around here this time of year, it's not birds but bears near the birdfeeders. Lookout!
Have figured out if you scroll the picture fast it makes like a little movie:) Calling all crows was perfect.
Really great pictures. they've shown up here recently. last year we had a large 'murder' that hung out all summer and fall.
Great set Theresa. I love these birds; so intelligent. Put some people I know to shame lol
I love your shiny, black crows, Theresa, and your title for the day is perfect -- as are your photos! Enjoy your Saturday!
A good way to get rid of old cereal!
Fun series!You captured these guys really well in all their black finery and was even able to get the eye in focus - really nice job!
Great shots! We had a couple crows trying to hang onto the bird feeder the other day...they looked so silly!
I had a friend once who timed how long it took for one crow to find something she threw out, it was six minutes. Then another time she threw out fish bones, the crow came and picked up the bones one by one in his beak and never made a sound. Just quietly flew off. I really do enjoy crows. Even when they are sneaking around up to no good. Great shots!
Hi Tex, This is sure a fun series of pics. Do you think those crows ever get too big a bite at one time? Ha ha. They sure look healthy what with those shinny feathers. Nice post! John
These are wonderful shots! Crows are so intelligent. They always seem to know what's going on.
Amazing pictures. You must have different crows out your way. Here one cannot get close to them,they spook so easily.
Okay I know these birds - they are represent strength and toughness to me. sandie
Your camera picks up every feather...even the whispies. :)
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Wow, knife-edge sharp down to those beady little eyes.
You forgot about noisy. Great shots and i love your wit.
I bet they were pretty full after that meal - cool pictures.
Great captures. Love the one caw-ling all crows.
WoW! Those are some fantastic crow pics!! I think I might try that to get them to come in close enough.
I've been wanting to see a good closeup of a crow for a long time so I could compare them to the ravens we have here. Of course, there have been plenty of crows other places I've lived and I know what the differences are, but I just wanted to see. Your pictures are better than any you can find online. Thanks.
Love these guys. They are hard to capture the detail in their feathers being all black - you did good. Like the low POV too.
I just got back from a Poe museum in Richmond where as you can immagine the Raven was heavily featured. Great pics of those smart little black birds.ps - I hopefully was successfull in turning off the Word Ver on my blog. If you got time, click mover and tell me if it works now..
Great shots! Love the "pig" bird!
Seems to me that crows always arrive on the scene in groups of three or more, with one in the treetops as the lookout guy. Love your closeup shots.Its fun watching how different birds behave in their family groups. Great post.'love & hugs from afar'
These are fantastic images to see.
Love the photos. They really are beautiful creatures.
Oh, I am going to run out and do that right now! We actually have ravens here. I see they often on my morning walks and up in the mountains. They are quite intelligent. Great pics!!!
Lovely series of shots. They do indeed show that crows are highly intelligent.
Lovely, as well as wonderful shot on our black beauties... Admirable work!
These are some nice crow photos. I have been lucky to get some loading beaks up with peanuts and half peanuts. And they will also eat round, flat, dogfood. I used to get dog food in small round pieces gor about $7.00 a 40 pound bag. Then they stopped making it and I got the saucer shaped but about dime size in diameter. They really like it too.
it's a beautiful bird!
Have much appetite, I see :))Great pictures!
Great close ups- the cow birds have been eating all of my bird seed lately, (they can empty a feeder in 24 hours) so I haven't seen any other birds around except for my martins.
They are so very intelligent
Great shots! So that's what to do with old cereal. :)
Fun series. :) Breakfast at the Run Around Ranch. Best restaurant in town!
haha...nothing gets by them. you got some spectacular shots!!
What gorgeous birds they are!!!! Around here, all we have for 'black' birds are the grackles...I like to hear them sing, but in my opinion - crows are super cool!!!! Excellent captures.
Gorgeous series of photos. So crisp. If it weren't for their cawing, I'd love them.
Great series T!
They are funny!
Outstanding shots of the Crows!!! I love the first one the best!
I'm always so amazed how glossy black those guys are.
Oh, how I do love me some crows! They delight me so. Thanks, sweetie!! :)
T, great shots! Nice of you to ask them over for breakfast!
rofl that one had all he could stuff in his mouth, erm beak! LOL he pigging out! LOL
awesome!!!i love it.beautiful birds!
let the festivities begin!
Nice photos of the crows, i love the comment on the gluttony picEnjoy your weekend Peter
Polly wants a a cracker! Wait!? That's not right is it? ;)
I got to ask...where were you to get such wonderful photos? Looks like you were at eye level, or almost for sure.
I love these pictures and your commentary was spot on! :)
They really are huge...soemtimes they look pretty to me and other times, UGH! I guess it depends on how close they are to me :)
We have their cousins the ravens at our place. They are such intelligent birds. In the middle of winter they are almost the only birds left for us to enjoy. - Margy
I love those shiny, black feathers. Beautiful!
Wonderful shots! I think crows are so pretty.
That one crow near the top looks like he is yelling at you. LOL.I put some more info re your question on blurb in the comments of that post.
Thank you for sharing!Great!
beautiful shots! such pretty "coats" they have.
They are piggies, great series of shots.
They are so shiny...brazen though...and I hate it when they chase hawks!!!!...:)JP
And the cereal will be nevermore!
Great shots, Theresa. Love the gluttony one. :)
"What, no milk?"
I've always thought of these birds as predatory, But your photos have given me a kinder perspective of them in the scheme of nature.
Great shots! They are such clever birds.
I love their sleek, shiny selves!! They are debonair and mysterious. Love 'em!! Great shots!
They are so fun to watch.
Really fun to watch how you tracked them !
Love your look out!!! These guys are fun to watch....as are Grackles.
Great photos! You caught the cereal in the air! About two days ago a hawk was chasing a crow. They flew so low over my backyard. The hawk was fussing! I've wondered what the crow did to upset the hawk. I always throw out old cereal, crackers or bread to the birds and whatever else will eat it. :)
You know, I never look at crows without thinking of you : )Could they get any blacker?
they're certainly into it with great gusto. I even saw them down at the beach today ..
Holy crow! These are some of the best crow shots I've ever seen! Great catch light in the eyes. It's not easy to get feather detail in black plumage, but you did it. Really nice!
" Shoo, don't you have anything better to do? , than to sit and photograph me? " In Australia these crows are very big, and the moment I whisk out my camera, they are gone. Ark!!!Ark!Did you have a zoom in camera?
Wow, great shots of the crows!
I wish i had a pet crow
Very nice pictures indeed.
Heckle and Jeckel, always looking for a handout!
great shots...I remember the Heckle and Jeckle cartoons....thanks for the reminder Parker...
Oh, I think they're wonderful. They are very intelligent birds. A beautiful series of photographs. Greetings, Wout
Don't they just shine.
Amazing to see this guy up close and looking like he means business.
They really are stunning birds! And I know they are very intelligent, too. Great pictures, Teresa!
AWESOME close ups...especially that first one. Throw some more under the feeder, and start clicking away. :)
In the first couple of shots he looks like he's looking for a fight.
Wow, he looked angry in the 4th photo! Made me think of the movie "The Birds"
Oh these are fine shots. I love crows, with their cold eyes!
I love the crows, and the Indian Paintbrush! Great photos!Greetings from Cottage Country!
The Cry of the Crow... one of my favorite books years back. He is a handsome black.
WOW to your shots....Crows here love the bread too but they don´t like my camera.
Boy, you know how to pick them ... crows are the best. They can be pesty, but they are so entertaining. They also balance out the one sided advantage hawks have when hunting my feeders. If the crows are around they will mob the hawks and keep them away ... this time anyway. I put suet balls on the ground for the crows and they are out there waiting every morning when I come. Gotta love 'em. Andrea @ From The Sol
Throwing that cereal out there was sure worth it for these great photos!
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