Considering Crows

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Crows are everywhere, they seem to be present in all habitats…on the marsh, in the forest, heathland, farmland, in the town centre and of course in my street and garden.

I regularly witness crows attacking raptors like buzzards and sparrowhawks, either chasing them off or stealing their recently caught prey. In turn the crows are not too popular with smaller birds…so their visits to my garden are generally short and opportunistic in nature.

Early mornings on a weekend I’ve seen them in the town centre clearing up the mess from the previous nights’ festivities alongside several species of seagulls.

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11 responses

  1. Crows are such ominois birds and shooting them in Black and White adds to the creepy feeling they create. Great photos.

    September 8, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    • Thank you Janaline! ā˜ŗ I generally view crows as happy, sociable birds…though I realise they can appear to be mysterious which I tried to capture in these photos.

      September 9, 2013 at 5:00 pm

  2. They are, Indeed, omnipresent – so much so that in our little village, one of our three eateries is named The Indigo Crow. Owls, Hawks and Roadrunner are comparably abundant here which makes for quite the competition when it comes to feasting. Nice photos!

    September 10, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    • Thank you Eric! ā˜ŗ Due to their intelligence and adaptability, crows are survivors…which is probably why we see them everywhere. šŸ˜‰

      September 11, 2013 at 1:14 am

  3. Haunting images! You totally get “the crow,” although there is seldom ever just one of them… There is a raven on the crest of my family from Wales, so I am especially fond of them… šŸ™‚ super shoot my friend… you never disappoint…

    September 24, 2013 at 8:48 pm

  4. Thanks Cissy! ā˜ŗ

    September 25, 2013 at 11:08 am

  5. Carol Donaldson

    good to see crows taking centre stage. On the North Kent Marshes they gather in their thousands at this time of year. To stand next to their roost as they come in off the marshes in the evenings is deeply scary but spectacular.

    September 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    • That sounds amazing Carol…I’ve seen them in the evenings flying off to roost but I’ve never actually found out exactly where they roost.

      September 26, 2013 at 10:28 am

  6. Reblogged this on in the life and mind of an artist… and commented:
    This man is from Friesland, and I have known him for more years than I remember now. He is so private, I do not even know his last name. I know him best by the name of Tench, the healing fish, his moniker once. I think he is a genius, a true artist on so many levels, he doesn’t just shoot amazing pics, he’s a great musician as well. He was also a sailor. But he’s so modest, he would down-play it all. He’s a really great man and I am happy to call him my friend. I hope you enjoy his brilliant work. These are some of my favorites.

    October 16, 2014 at 9:49 am

  7. It’s nearly 3 am here love; I came by here because I’m just crazy about the crow pics. Had to reblog it, mainly just for me. Hope you’re doing really good. Miss you. Cissy

    October 16, 2014 at 9:51 am

    • Thanks for the reblog Cissy! šŸ™‚ I also e-mailed you beetle pics a couple of weeks ago…

      October 16, 2014 at 1:35 pm

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