The American Crow is a special bird with a neat coat of black. A hard bird to photograph in low light conditions.
It is a large bird and reminds you of a Raven. When I see the bird I always think about Poe's poem "The Raven" knocking at the door and the lost Lenore. I learned this poem in college and I can still remember a lot of the words.
I love their stately look.
They have a wing span of three feet in flight.
You can see a lot of neat critters at the above site.