Sunday, May 26, 2013

American Crows

Just a shot of my handsome buddies at the bowl feeder.
Linking to The Bird D'Pot

130 comments:

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Beautiful birds,despite their nonmelodious caws! Crows are supposed tobe among the smartest birds around.

Fireblossom said...

And handsome they are! Intelligent, too.

Molly The Wally said...

And handsome they are. Have a serene Sunday.
Best wishes Molly

georgettesullins said...

Such handsome birds. Something has caught the right one's attention.

nic.b van es said...

het zijn behoorlijke brutaaltjes.

Terri said...

Great capture Theresa!

Lynne said...

Handsome sleek black . . . strong presence . . . Did you happen to see the PBS show on crows . . .

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, fantastic picture of two handsome Crows, I do love crows, Francine.

Brk Trt said...

Not only handsome but they are very intelligent.

Brk Trt said...

You may want to read a wonderful book,"a Year in the Maine Woods".

Alica said...

They're handsome at your feeder...just please convince them to stay away from our ag bags this year! :)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

very very clever birds.. I love their deep black satiny colour with a hint of the deep blue..
Here in the village some people keep them as a pet.
I am not sure..but i think they can be taught to speak..like the raven.!
great shots Tex.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa,
For me, crows has dismal image mess up the trash p;) I never thought their eyes are lovely until now; yes, two handsome fellows♡♡♡

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan to my American photographer friend, xoxo Miyako*

Joseph Jameson-Gould said...

I love the sleek self-assurance of crows. They know things we don't!

Insane Penguin said...

A great picture!

Insane Penguin said...

A great picture!

Maggid said...

I LOVE these guys. We have lots of them - they fascinate me. I wish I knew how to play with them.

Good Morning!
-g-

joeh said...

More than once I have witnessed these guys ganging up on an intruding Hawk. The Hawk could not get away fast enough, escaping only because he could sore higher and faster.

The Caw Caw from one bird will bring dozens if it is a caw for help.

Very cool birds!

Dianne said...

I love the one seed in his mouth
they're so cool

Eva Ason said...

Such nice and shiny birds, great shot

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Wouldn't you love to know what they are thinking?
Good Sunday Morning Tex!

Sandra said...

i just turned the lap top around and showed bob your handsome crows.. his words not mine... UGLY crows...i agree with you they are handsome, and each feather shows the detail. they are very LOUD and not pleasant and we clap our hands when the jays and mocking birds dive at them and make them leave...ours are big, about 8 or 10 inches some more than that.

Catherine said...

Handsome but very loud in the mornings! Haha!
xo Catherine

Maple Lane said...

Wonderful picture.

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Their sleek black feathers really are handsome. I like the way you caught them on the edge of the bird bath!

Dicky Bird said...

Great picture!

Laloofah said...

Crows are handsome indeed, and smart too boot! Wonder what had your buddies' rapt attention?

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I've heard crows are actually more intelligent than dogs!

Digi-Irma said...

Prachtige foto, het zwart van de veren is helemaal geweldig.
Groet, Irma

Digi-Irma said...

Sorry, previous answer was in Dutch.

Beautiful picture, the black of the feathers is totally awesome.
Regards, Irma

barbara l. hale said...

Terrific shot! They are the handsomest of birds!!

Janey and Co. said...

They are handsome with their shiny black feathers.

Margie said...

Handsome is right! Nice shot T!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

My wife is fed up with Heckle and Jeckle for they bring their meals (alligator lizards and baby birds from nests) to our bird bath to eat, sometimes leaving the remains floating in the water. Just one of several "issues" I came home to.

Hanne Bente said...

WAU - where some beautiful black crows :)

Gail said...

Although crows are not too popular here I once had one for a pet.

Jim Crow stayed with the domestic fowl even though he was free to go. A bird dog came to visit, killing almost all my free-ranging poultry including Jim who had flown down to protect his duck friends.

I like crows.

DJan said...

Did you know they can live to be as old as forty? I just heard of a pet crow that died at the age of 59. Smart guys, too. :-)

parker said...

Wonderful shot Tex! American Beauties!

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Just saw a dozen or so black birds dive bombing a crow...never seen so many birds after one crow!

Nothing is safe around crows 'cause they can "problem solve". One can't help but admire them.

Y'all come back now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am amazed at the crow pictures you take. I need to get some lessons from you.Mine are usually black silhouettes.I love all the detail in this picture.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shot, Tex! I can not get a shot of them, they spook easily around here.

Ailime said...

Uma foto espectacular! Abraço Ailime

Kate said...

What a privilege you have, meeting all these beautiful wild birds!

Deanna said...

they do look mighty regal in their shiny black!!

Inger said...

What a handsome pair. We don't have crows here, only ravens.

Patty Woodland said...

I do love them and their cousins, the ravens.

Indrani said...

Clear and crisp. Nice shot!

Jo's World said...

They are smart, no doubt about it and also beautiful. I love it when the sun hits them a certain way and you see irridescent purple, and green. They get by with a lot, that is for certain, but its fun to see them. Mostly now they stay out in the fields where they can find lots of eats.

Great pics, Tex!

Jo

Gary said...

Love em!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Beth said...

They may not be a beautiful warbler, but they have a lovely shiny black coat. Great shot.

Breathtaking said...

Crows are always impressive with their shiny black feathers. I've heard they can bond with dogs and cats... sometimes getting the better of them!! Good shot!

Chatty Crone said...

Can't say much for the crows - we have GA ones too! lol sandie

Ken Schneider said...

You did a great job getting that feather detail. I find all black birds tough to capture as nicely as this.

Julia said...

Crows are pretty amazing birds although I don't care for their noisy dispositions. They are very intelligent and they can bond with humans too.
I just wish that they had a beautiful song to sing.

Have great day,
Hugs,
JB

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful shot! They really are handsome.

Jill said...

Sleek, shiny and so well captured!

Bewildermunster said...

Handsome indeed. :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

They act like they know they are being photographed! Enjoy your day! Sweet hugs!

Anni said...

So, ebony! So pretty....I've now dubbed them Heckle and Jeckel.

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

They are a handsome pair. :)

Margaret Adamson said...

Is the seed a 'peace' offering? Where's the water for them to drink? You are right, very handsome indeed. Margaret

Giga said...

Piękna czarna para ptaków. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful black pair of birds. Yours.

Red said...

I'm glad you're keeping your handsome buddies. I'd really like to send you my crows...all of them.

Small City Scenes said...

They are a handsome pair. Such smart and funny birds. I always liked Crows and Ravens. MB

Leovi said...

Congratulations, wonderful crows, I like this beautiful picture!

Karen said...

They are hansome. I don't see many around here!

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous pair!

S. J. Qualls said...

Beautiful birds, though not my favorite. They always get my pecans!

Linda said...

The crow population in our area has been hit hard by the west nile virus, but we're beginning to see a recovery in their numbers. Yours look healthy and alert...and handsome. :)

Ms. A said...

Great catch! They look so sleek and shiny.

holdingmoments said...

Lovely birds.

Lois Evensen said...

Why, yes, indeed, they are quite handsome! ;)

RedPat said...

They are definitely on the alert!

grammie g said...

HI Teresa... I like the Crows, and you buddies are good looking : )
Grace

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful Corvids.

FOREST SNAPPER said...

It's not easy to capture dark coloured birds well, but you have done just that.


peter

Raggedy Creations said...

Soooooo black and shiny. :)

Felicia

Ellie said...

They do indeed look very handsome sitting there!

Jeanne said...

Something has their attention...
That is an exceptional photo. I can see all the texture in the feathers.
Just beautiful. ☺

MICKAN from QUEENS FIELD¸.•°`♥✿⊱╮ said...

Your pot for bird makes all kind of bird coming to.
These birds are beautiful :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

They are so shiny and handsome in their dark way!! ;) blessings ~ tanna

Debbie said...

Looks like someone put a coat of wax on them ;))))

Paula said...

Blacker then black they are.

Barb said...

Crows are so smart! I don't get many at altitude.

Fjällripan said...

Yes they are handsome, in their black and shiny feathers :)

Stephen Hayes said...

My ignorance, but are these crows or ravens, and what's the difference?

Nancy said...

My husband brought home a baby crow once. He stole anything shiny, teased the dog, perched on our shoulders and used to sit by the pool while I was swimming. I taught him how to say hello. When he grew up and came around less and less, we moved. I always imagined him landing at someone elses home and telling them hello. ;)

Betty Manousos said...

wow, blue-black colour! lovely birds!

Willow said...

Clever are the crows ... Hmm sounds like a good movie title, nah would be too much Caw Caw. Hee hee Happy Sunday

Pom Pom said...

Aren't they funny? They are so big and bulky.

Kerry said...

Dapper rascals indeed. Love these guys.

Candy C. said...

I like them very much! :)

Terry and Linda said...

I love our toad. I couldn't throw away it's home either. And besides....those lovely shinny crows would delight in having the toad for a snack!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Bruce Clark said...

Great shot!!!

A Quiet Corner said...

They are so noisy but so attractive...kind of like me!!!...:)JP

Rose said...

They are supposed to make great pets!

Stephanie said...

And handsome they are.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Those are some handsome guys! Lovely shiny feathers :)

Larry Ostby said...

Crows are really some awesome birds. Your pics show them off well.

Randy said...

Beautiful shot. It would make a great drawing.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

That's a great photo, they are hard to get good pictures of!

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Very handsome, indeed! I love the bit of food left in the beak.

Susan said...

They are handsome! Great picture!

Angela said...

They are very handsome indeed! I've never had crows at my feeder but there were lots of them in a corn field near our house after they harvested the corn a few years ago.

pattisjarrett said...

The do look all dressed up.

Linda said...

You make them look dignified! Guess my image of crows was tainted by Heckle and Jeckle.

Leave It To Davis said...

The one on the right looks like he is going to pipe up and say, "Pretty bird".

Hilary said...

They are beautiful, intelligent and LOUD birds. I love crows. Wonderful photos, Theresa.

Carole M. said...

lucky crows; feed bowl waiting

Brian King said...

Fantastic shot! Crows are very handsome. I can rarely get close to them for photos.

Rita said...

Oh, I love crows! Great shot! :)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Theresa,
Handsome buddies indeed and great glamour shots!
Hugs,
Mariette

SweetMarie said...

Great photo!!!
We have some crows that have a nest close by and the hawks and crows have been fighting a lot!
I don't watch too much because I don't really want to see who wins.
Enjoy your day!

Jeevan said...

Lovely buddies :) Stunning shot

Marie said...

They are VERY handsome fellows!

Stewart M said...

Nice looking birds.

I mentioned elsewhere that I would rather throw paper than rice - given that its actually food.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Tina C said...

These two characters remind me of the cartoon. A couple of wisecrackers!

MarkD60 said...

We have Ching Chings here, skinnier beaks.

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Certainly something to crow about!

bailey-road.com said...

Crows are cool. I don't often see them.

HansHB said...

Splendid photowork!

McGuffy Ann said...

This is a great shot of the wonderful Crow!

Helma said...

Beautifully shot and equally sharp and beautifully clear. That feed table is yours truly magical;-)

petspeopleandlife said...

A really nice shot of some of my favorite birds.

Millie said...

Beautiful. I love the iridescent quality of those feathers.

DIMI said...

Beautiful pictures!!Nice birds!
Dimi..

Chris Rohrer said...

I don't know why, but I really enjoy these birds....raven and crows. Super intelligent birds all. Great shot!!!

bon bon said...

sleek fellas.

Rose said...

Only one word for these...Gorgeous!

Pat Tillett said...

Crows are the most often seen bird where I live. They are everywhere. Each morning we see hundreds (if not thousands) flying by as they leave their roost for the day. In the late afternoon, we see them going the opposite way. Yes, the evidence of the their passing by is displayed on cars, houses and just about everything else. I still love them because they are so darn smart and clearly communicate with each other.

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