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crow fight

While I was in the bank drive-through yesterday, the crow on the left swooped down and picked up a big piece of edible (I guess) trash in front of my car, took it up to the wire, and bullied the other two birds sitting there. He squawked at them while, get this, standing on the trash so they couldn't get it from his beak while he made noise.


The bird on the right left briefly, then tried a swooping maneuver to the get the trash, but he missed and came back for a landing.


Crows are fascinating subjects, and you can read slightly more about them in a book called Deep Play, by Diane Ackerman, which, I hope, I will get a chance to read one day, but which, now, is too much playtime, and I have work to do.

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Taken on January 22, 2007