Saturday, December 5, 2009

Camera Critters # 87 - American Crow



The feeder by the shed attracts many animals, every once in a while crows come to it. How many crows do you see? If you said 5 you better click on the photo to make it larger.

The American Crow is a majestic bird that was almost eliminated because of pesticides which the farmers used.

Here is the black squirrel and the crow at close quarters.

I caught this one flying by.

Here is one who came to the front feeder for a close-up on a brighter day.


You can see a lot of critters above.

29 comments:

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Hi, Tom. That last shot of the crow is wonderful--perfect lighting to show off those glossy black feathers. Crows are fascinating birds.

Wren said...

Very handsome birds, Tom. I only saw 4 until I clicked to enbiggen, which is a lesson to remember.

Love your header photo, too. I must get to Kent for a visit some day.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are so talented dear Tom, these pictures are outstanding!
I liked this post we can imagine a beautiful friend story behind it!
Happy weekend and CC
purrs and love
your friend
Luna - We love Luna

Carletta said...

I do think they are a majestic bird with lovely black feathers; but they steal my birdseed, eat my apples, and make a lot of noise. :)
I like the last shot too.

I'm noticing the green grass again; but it's because I have snow this morning!

chubskulit said...

lovely photos!

Mine is up now too

storyteller said...

Wonderful crow photos ... well worth embiggening. That photo with the squirrel is amazing to me but my favorite today is the last shot!
Hugs and blessings,
My Camera Critters

Hootin' Anni said...

Crows....they always remind me of ravens. Beautiful birds.

Mine's posted...come stop by if you can, and you'll need to scroll down below my Photo Hunt a bit...still same post, but scroll down to the 'critters' part.

HERE

Teena in Toronto said...

He seems very regal!

I played too :)

Juliana RW said...

Lovely photos

My entry this week : in HERE. I hope you have time to visit. Thanks

Janie said...

4 on the ground and 2 in the air?
Great photos of the crow. He's a beautiful but often maligned bird. Cool shot with crow and squirrel in the same photo.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

We have lots of crows around here, Tom. They are LOUD---but I read where they scare away the hawks... So--that is good.


We got SNOW... Tomorrow's post!!!! ha
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

I love watching the birds and crows are very entertaining. Especially like the shot of crow and squirrel together. Nice captures Tom.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I especially like the last picture.That crow looks like it's got an attitude.:)
Blessings,Ruth

twobarkingdogs said...

They sure are loud!

eileeninmd said...

Great post on the Crows, the last shot is my favorite.

Snap said...

I like crows (perhaps I'm nutz???). I used to visit New Mexico every year and it was always a joke between my hubby and I that the crows would come out of hiding just to see me! Love the last shot!

Great header!

Pietro said...

Tom, this is a really beautiful sequence of critters!

George said...

The crow in that last picture looks as if he's posing for you. That is truly a great picture, but all of them are wonderful.

Jane said...

Nice shots Tom, he looks cross:)

Darla said...

I saw 6...okay we like crows almost as much as the dreaded squirrels around here...they flock and are crazy loud!!

imac said...

I can Just see the Stars and Stripes on their backs.lol

Sandi McBride said...

My grandfather always told us that Crows made good neighbors. He never allowed a murder of crows to be disturbed on his property...he even had one who like to ride his shoulder, rather like a parrot. I love crows to this day, putting out corn and seed for them along with the other birds we feed. Thanks so much for this post, it made me smile with memory of my Daddy Dwight
Sandi

Manang Kim said...

We have crows too but so hard to take picture of them. Do you think they are friends with the squirrel? ^_^


My Lifes Journey in Focus

SandyCarlson said...

The crow is a tough and wonderful beauty. Love your shots.

Mary said...

Great crow shots. Do they bother the squirrel or vice versa?

SJ said...

like d squirrel

A smile from SJ =)

wenn said...

very majestic indeed..

Tipper said...

I like crows-neat capture of the squirrel and crow together.

Twisted Fencepost said...

We may not have black squirrels down here in SC. But we DO have black crows. I love watching and listening to them.