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Sep 27, 2012

Crow loves tax guy's peanuts

Photos by BarrytheBirder
Don McKnight, accountant and proprietor of Personal Tax Services, in my home village of King City, takes his responsibilities seriously.   One of the duties he performs diligently is feeding peanuts to the crow that awaits him each work-day morning, on the hand-rail outside Don's front door.   The crow has been getting the hand-outs for a few years but Don hasn't given his crow-buddy a name yet.   Sometimes a second crow lingers nearby (a mate perhaps?) but Don can't tell them apart.   
Don does not think of this crow as being tame.   It is wild, but there is a symbiotic relationship that Don certainly enjoys and the crow eagerly and faithfully anticipates each day.   It's sometimes hard to describe the value of a relationship like this, but as for the's peanuts...and a little goodwill. 
And what the crow leaves behind, opportunistic blue jays quickly take.

Meanwhile, on a totally unrelated matter, Don McKnight has just been named as a 2012 inductee into the Newmarket Sports Hall of Fame for his over-60-years of involvement as a player, coach, umpire, association executive and builder of the sport, at both a local and provincial level.   Well done, Don.
Please comment if you wish.
Barry Wallace

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