Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Something To Crow About!:)


Among all the common birds that I see, the crow is the one that I usually do not bother to take a second look or photograph. But sometimes that changes. Like the day I was at my sister's (where I got the bug in my last post). I was actually hoping to see some dragonflies and get some good shots when this crow fell on the Sleeping Hibiscus bush. It didn't look that much of a fledgling but it faltered and flapped about before it unceremoniously  flew/fell to the ground. There was a lot of raucous cawing from the Indian Jujube tree (picture below) as all the mother hens crows flew in circles. With that kind of encouragement the learner made its way, maybe back to the nest. You can't tell which is which when it's a murder of crows!



But sometimes, sights like these make you feel that it's worth taking some shots. Silhouetted against the afternoon sky whether at rest or in flight, I'm glad to capture these crows!

6 comments:

Ginny said...

I like taking pictures of crows, and I enjoyed this little story! Crows are incredibly smart!

One said...

Hi again! I also have a post about crows quite sometime back. I like your murder of crows.

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Anita Kumar said...

When my son was just learning to walk (2 yrs ago), at around the same time, I spotted a young crow being goaded to fly. It struck a chord in me and I still remember the scene very vividly. Crows are very community oriented and though they can be quite a nuisance, I like their values.

lotusleaf said...

I too like your murder of crows! The crow population seems to have decreased here, and the koel population has increased!

stardust said...

I agree with you, I sometimes take pictures of crows as their way of appearance or movement is interesting. Crows have been familiar birds to people. In my childhood, children went home to hear crows cawing. In Nara Park, they are noisy heading for their nest against sunset skies. The trouble is they rip off garbage and litter the streets though humans are to blame for having narrowed their habitat.

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leavesnbloom said...

I don't even think I've a photo of a crow in all of my archives. I would love to capture a pic like yours with them on that telegraph pole wire.