Photo by BarrytheBirder
Black Crows / White Birch / Blue Sky
Spring is upon us. There is little snow left on the ground. Crows are creating a raucous scene...their spring scene. They are rushing and gushing; noisily greeting the onslaught of mating. They are pre-empting the robins as harbingers of the new season. They are fully black, yet glossed with purple in strong spring sunlight. So too are their bills and feet quite black. This year they look well-fed also; quite a feat considering we have just come through the coldest February in recorded regional history. Until such time as the robins and bluebirds return, I welcome the noisy Corvus brachyrhyncos. After all, they are rather gregarious at this time of year.
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