I love seeing them hanging out in the trees in the morning. They can be very loud when they are grouped together like this. Sometimes when I put corn out for the turkeys the crows will come onto my lawn to investigate. They want to see if I put out anything that they would like. I have read that crows are omnivores but they don't seem to like the corn very much. I have also read that crows are very intelligent. I think that it would be cool if they would become friendly like the squirrels do so that they might come up and eat out of my hand. I will have to experiment with that.

I once saw a huge flock of crows circling and diving in the sky. It was right after a big storm and the sky was still dark with heavy rainclouds. I tried to estimate the size of the flock and I think that it must have been over 150 or so. I had never seen that many crows in one place before. They just kept circling and diving overhead. I watched their airobatics for the better part of an hour and they were still going strong when I went back inside my house.
Just a little something that I wrote about this same time last year.

Crow Morning

I heard the crows calling from the treetops
They talked and bickered
The cacophony of their morning meeting filling the air.

The moon rode low in the west
Fleeing the approach of day.

The dark bare trees encrusted with ice
Glittered in the half light
As the morning mist blanketed my little valley

I know that I have chores to do
Places to go...

But how nice it is to stand here
Feel the dampness on my skin
Look across the field to where the deer foraged
For acorns in the night
And let the peace of it soak into my soul.

How could I not?


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