Tuesday, March 3, 2015

American Crow

Dining under the feeder tree with the Whistling Ducks.



"Blinking" his nictitating membrane.

Such a handsome one.


 The Whistlers obviously don't mind him.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

118 comments:

magnoliasntea said...

He looks as big as the Whistler in the second photo.

Dianna said...

I looked out to see a crow near my feeder yesterday. You forget how HUGE they are!

Georgette Sullins said...

They are feeding cousins related by food. Have a great day.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Nice shots. I struggle to pix crows...either too much sun, or they disappear in the shadows.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

He IS a beauty! I enjoy seeing them and hearing their "conversations" with others in their murder. Now, I would have called that an eyelid. LOL! New word for the day! blessings ~ tanna

DJan said...

And smart, too. I read an article yesterday about a young girl in Seattle who feeds them every day. They watch for her and leave her little shiny trinkets in return. :-)

John's Island said...

Hi Tex, I like getting a few Whistlers on Tuesday! :-)

Jeevan said...

I like the way whistler sat there. Beautiful shots on the black beauty

William Kendall said...

They are big, and they're very smart birds, too.

CatTales said...

Handsome and seems to get along!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

It's so nice when birds of a different feather seem to get along!

Sandra said...

until i met you I never knew how beautiful the big crows are.. they have so much detail that is not visible from afar because they are so BLACK

Julia said...

That's a fine specimen. He's got some nice poses too for the camera.
Have a nice week.
Hugs,
JB

Debbie said...

nice harmony!!!

laura.forestdreams:) said...

great shots of the crow!! and the easy going whistlers don't mind him hangin' around!!
the 'blinking' shot is so weird looking!! great capture there.

Knipsa Passtscho said...

He sure is handsome :)
Beautiful pictures with so many details :))
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

EG CameraGirl said...

I find it interesting that most birds seem to get along and know how to share.

Gert said...

Great shots...yes, they like to hit feeders too. They make a lot of noise..I know that!

Karen S. said...

He is a beauty, and hey a new tweet friend for friendly Whistlers!

sweetdaysundertheoaks.com said...

He looks handsome and healthy!

messymimi said...

Crows are smart, and he's a good looking one, too!

Gail said...

I think crows are very pretty and loud and even louder when their babes are learning to fly.

Had one for a pet as a child. Raised from a young one, Jim Crow stayed loose with my ducks after he was old enough to be set free. Although given his freedom he never left the place.

Molly TheWally said...

Cool and I am pretty sure studies have shown that they recognise human faces. Have a terrific Tuesday.
Best wishes Molly

Mary Hone said...

He is a looker. They are so fun to watch.

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Interesting that the Whistlers don't seem threatened, I would have expected otherwise.

Fly Girl said...

That's so funny. A crow hanging out with ducks isn't something I've seen before.

Farm Girl said...

He looks like a very healthy crow!

Gail Dixon said...

Those whistlers are just part of the scenery now at RAR. Trying to steal the crow's spotlight. :) Very handsome crow and excellent photos!

don said...

This "crow" series is very good. I'm surprised the crows are more timid around the whistlers.

Small City Scenes said...

The Whistlers told me they love to share because you won't let them go hungry. LOL
MB

Irma said...

Beautiful series of images of the black crow.
Perfect photographed, my compliments.

Anita Davis said...

Wonderful series. The second shot is my favorite, he looks so gentle with the whistlers. Hopefully now I will think of these photos when I see a crow instead of that old movie 'The Birds'.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I never grow tired observing crows.

Inger said...

Crows, and the ravens here, are so common and perhaps not so well liked, that we don't stop and notice how beautiful they are. Crows everywhere should be grateful for this post.

Thank you so much for your support, for being there, for caring. It means so much to me.

Dicky Bird said...

yes, he is handsome

Carola Bartz said...

They are so common, but still I love crows. Where I live seems to be crow central with lots of evening meetings in the bare trees. It's quite the nose, but I do like it. I like your photos!

Adam Jones said...

Love that image looking back over its shoulder with the membrane over the eye. A stunning looking bird.

Country Gal said...

Nice photos ! Yup we have a big family of them here every day Our buddy George and his kin lol !

Findlay Wilde said...

That's such a handsome crow

Melissa said...

Such a big bird! He looks almost the same size as the ducks. I guess that's why I always have trouble telling a crow from a raven.

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

When I saw the eagle last week, six crows took of after it, "chasing" it across the meadow.

Giga said...

Ducks company you have had a nice black bird. Regards.

Bob Bushell said...

It is a lovely Crow, always looking around. Beautiful images.

Marie said...

Nice-looking fellow...getting along with the ducks!

Sylvia K said...

We have four of them around everyday, fighting the squirrels for the peanuts I put out! They are LOUD, but handsome!!

Terry and Linda said...

What a handsome bird!!!

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Breathtaking said...

Something to crow about! Great pictures like these Theresa!:)

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful images of a beautiful crow... love your whistlers.

MarkD60 said...

We have similar birds here, with a skinnier beak. We call them Ching Chings

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

Hunk. Looks great in ducks.
Great pictures.
Greetings.

Andrea Priebe said...

He is handsome, but a little pigeon toed and bow legged in that one picture. I think you meant to say, the crow doesn't mind the whistling ducks being around. My crows will chase the ducks away if they think there isn't enough food for everyone. Well, they mob the hawks and eagles, why not chase ducks :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

I am glad the Whstling ducks are not being bothered.. Great captures of your handsome crow.. Happy Tuesday!

Mary said...

Beautiful photos! I love him! Crows are wonderful!

Sally said...

Well, he was just like one of the family. Great pics, T. :)

xoxo

Frank said...

Smart Crow and very similar to our version.

DIMI said...

Such a beautiful bird,Tex!It looks friendly with the Whistlers ducks!Great captures!
Dimi...

Nancy Chan said...

He is a real beauty in full black suit.

Stephen Hayes said...

I recently read that crows are among the smartest birds. It's easy to believe.

Debby Ray said...

They really are beautiful birds...have had a bunch stalking our bird feeders lately. I'm surprised they are mingling with the ducks...maybe they do that...what do I know??? :)

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Great shots of the crows. The photos are so lovely. I love the different shots of this bird. You've done a fabulous job with the photography.

mick said...

Great photos of the Crow. It looks to be just as aggressive as our crows are here. They will venture into most places!

Mari said...

They obviously don't, they're very welcoming eh :) Crows in Russia are kind of brownish or grey.

Rose said...

Such a handsome guy.

I so wish you could see Terre Haute of the evening...not sure if they are still as bad, but you just would not believe the crows. I really should try to get down there when it gets warm and be there at dusk.

Marit Sønstebø said...

The crows are so beautiful! Here the crows are black and grey.

HansHB said...

A great serie, very handsome crow, indeed!
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Primitive Stars said...

Great pictures of Mr.Crow, I love those birds.Blessings Francine.

Fjällripan said...

So very handsome! :D

Helma said...

It is a large dining room with you Theresa:-))))

Kerri Farley said...

Crows are Cool!

Jeanne said...

I don't think the whistlers have any fear of not having a meal.

RedPat said...

That crow is in great condition! I've always like the word nictitating. ;-)

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Great catch, pretty crow! Exquisite pictures!

Cloudia said...

I really appreciate my time with your friends...



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Lisa Comperry said...

I love these photos :-)))

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's a big birdie, isn't he? Nice captures!

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Janey and Co. said...

He is certainly jet black. Very pretty bird.

Margaret Adamson said...

They seem to be very accepting of their new dinner guest.

Ileana said...

Crow is one of the smartest birds! :) Very nice photos!

Ms. A said...

The photo of the crow and whistler together makes them look quite comparable in size. Are they really?

Gosia k said...

Your crow is the same as Poloish one

Neil said...

Great looking crow.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Theresa, I have loads of crows here where I live. I like their cawing every morning at the crack of dawn. Your pictures are great and fun. Glad our cutie-pie Whistlers don't mind the crows. Have a fine Wednesday tomorrow!

Munir said...

We saw a lot of crows too.
Usually outside the mall we see a lot of Sea Gulls. Once in a while we see a couple of crows, but for some reason we saw a whole flock yesterday.

Lynn said...

I'm guessing everyone was quite full at the time:@)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a big boy!
~

Our photos said...

Yes, I agree: this is a handsome one ! Very nice !

Brian King said...

Love those guys! They're all business! I guess the goofy ducks are comic relief? :-)

The Equestrian Vagabond said...

love the naughty crows!
- The Equestrian Vagabond

Red said...

Yes you know I don't like crows. Crows breed here and they love to eat baby birds.

Lois said...

Nice shots of the crow. I've been seeing quite a few of them around here lately too.

joeh said...

In the one photo Mr. Crow looks like a bow-legged cow boy mosying into the bar.

bailey-road.com said...

Whistlers and crows. What handsome birds!

Robin Lamb said...

T, nice crow! We have tons and tons of crows. Almost an epidemic. If fact some people say they are. We see them passing out place at dusk. They roost someplace south of us. I'd like to find the spot cause there must be thousands there! Really something to see!

Rory Bore said...

when you see them standing still .... and quiet!!! they really are quite beautiful. Almost like they are dressed in a black tux.
The ones around here are HUGE. I imagine they must get into all the grain bins of the local farms.
And I spied one really fat one (and smart?) at the local McDonald's drive thru.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

He's a handsome fellow! It's nice to see this common bird next to the Whistlers to get a size comparison. The Whistlers are compact little ducks! I have a fondness for crows - just be careful....they will call their friends....I had a big problem once:)

Nora said...

I love crows! I read a news story about a little girl here that started feeding crows as a young child and the crows started bringing her gifts! She has hundreds of shiny objects they bring her. They even found her moms lens cap and washed it in the bird bath and returned it to her!

Mike said...

I love crows. They are difficult to photograph, though, due to the all black color. Your pics look great, though.

Iowa Voice

Paula said...

Bowlegged in one photo, riding your horse perhaps?

KB Bear said...

He sure is a handsome one! We have ravens at our elevation, who are a bit rougher looking, but also quite handsome!

Larry Ostby said...

What a beauty he is. Great job capturing his detailed plumage.

Susan said...

What a handsome fella!

DeniseinVA said...

Living in harmony, that's lovely.

Felicia said...

quite a difference in their pretty colors.

Jo said...

Smart bird, and very handsome too! Have a great day! Greetings, Jo

Karen said...

They are big birds. Nice shots. I see them all the time, but have NEVER got a photo of one.

Randy said...

He looks determined.

Paul said...

You sure that's not a Canadian Crow? Looks about the same as the ones up this way.

Not so easy to get good pictures of these fellows, but your Crow pictures came out great!

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Theresa; I checked the word 'nictitate'; although I could guess a bit from the next word membrane p;-)
Yes, crows are the only one I can see easily as well like others said. I'll try to take good photos like yours♬♬♬

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Linda R said...

Such wonderful photos my friend. I watched a special about crows and they are one smart bird.. Who Knew..

Hugs, Linda
My Happy Place

bas van Es said...

die laat zich zomaar niet wegsturen.

Bethany Carson said...

He keeps his feathers well groomed! Handsome bird!

Annesphamily said...

It is a shame people are not as accommodating as these friends! Crows are so huge! They do not seem to be bullies like the cute red robins! I have seen those brats shake off squirrels! Little brats! You have such a gift taking these incredible photos. Thank you, Anne

Karen S. said...

He is a beauty, and I think he knows it too! Such pride you can just feel it.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He is a handsome one! It is interesting that they get along.

Betty Manousos said...

what a majestic bird! love those guys.
as always, enjoyed seeing your photos. beautiful!!xo

Susan said...

Great photos of a handsome bird T.
I did some research on the membrance (your comment made me curious to know more). Was interested to learn that the American Crow's membrane is translucent and that it moves horizontally from the inside corner to the outer edge of the eye, like a windshield wiper! Cheers now :D)

Ida said...

I love your crow shots. We feed them outside on our parking strip area and it's so much fun to watch them. Sometimes we have Mallard Ducks that come to eat and the crows don't like that because the ducks eat all the peanuts (whole in the shell).

Cheri Savory Spoon said...

Crows are my favorite, they are so intelligent.

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