Submitted by la miller on 14 April, 2009 - 13:21

First off, let me say that with my consumer camera equipment crows are difficult to photograph. I have yet to get a really good shot of a crow.

Secondly, my neighborhood crow family is nesting. I haven't quite figured out where the nest is, but I've watched them selecting and gathering twigs. They are so clever. They know exactly what they're looking for.

It's been regularly raining these last few weeks and I imagine the earthworms are particularly plump and delicious. I saw a crow score a big one yesterday.

Life goes on as usual in crow world. There was a little territory dust up the other day. Last year's fledglings have moved on, so it was just ma and pa defending their turf. Later, a few Mt. Tabor crows got upset with some turkey vultures that were circling. Not sure how that resolved. I had to catch a bus.

While I'm not too fond of living perched on top of a busy street, I do enjoy my ability to watch crows and look over on Mt. Tabor. All places have trade offs. For now, I'm okay with where I'm at.