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Monday, April 22, 2013

Catching the Light - Crow


At Birch Bay we often see crows - but they are usually up and away before I can get a picture of them. This one was intent on hunting for something - softshell crabs? 

The weather was sunny and bright - sunlight reflecting on the water - a good day for a hunt.


 Going in
 Looking

 Maybe under here  .  .  .

 Or here.  .  .

 Oh look - a pretty crow in the water.  .  .


Guess my work here is done.  .  .


 Bye .  .  .
All that work - time for a nap on a log.



23 comments:

Jeanne said...

Nice birdie story!! Love the color in the photos.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Cool...Birds are so fun to watch. My Catch: http://lore-eleven.blogspot.com/2013/04/catching-light.html

Kay said...

I wonder if there was any lunch after all that hunting.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I am very fond of all of the crow family - particularly rooks - we have a rookery of around forty thousand rooks about a mile from where we live. We see them at first light going off to their feeding grounds and again in the evening as the sun is setting, when they take about half an hour to fly over back to their roost for the night.
We also have a carrion crow who nests every year in a tree close to our farm. Before the leaves come on to the trees his nest is clearly visible, but he doesn't seem to mind at all.

Annemor said...

Hm, did it really find some lunch? Of was all the work in vain?
Nice caught :)
All the best :)

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Did he ever find anything other than a pretty crow in the water? I like the last one of him napping on the log.

Carletta said...

As I scrolled down the page I recognized the same little habits I see as they scrounge around the field between me and my neighbor.
Noisy things and they do not get along with hawks - always torturing them.:)
A lovely little pictoral!

Ann said...

Wonderful photo's and story telling! I love watching animals and in my family we always voice their thoughts, too. My husband thought I was very strange when he first met me! haha I'm not a lone.
Poor Crow, he rested for starvation in not finding anything to eat!

Crispy said...

Great Photos :0) It always amazes me how many crows there are out there. I will see only 2 or 3 every year here.

Crispy

mick said...

Beautiful photos of the crow in the water.

Debra @ Homespun said...

oh I just chuckled through this one / pretty, funny, and cute! :)

Karen said...

Great shots! Love the second one, he looks like he is admiring his reflection!

Arija said...

Really entertaining for you. LOve the shots with the reflections and that it was comfortable enough to have a rest with you around.

David Oliver said...

I love your narration, it make me smile.

bettyl said...

Love the running commentary! I wonder how close you are to the truth :)

Lina Gustina said...

Wonderful series. Love it.

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2013/04/lake-view.html

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Nice series! Crows are fun to watch.

Kim, USA said...

I like series of photos and these one is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Visiting from Water World Wednesday
Kim,USA

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series on the Corw! Thanks for sharing, have a happy day!

Gary said...

Crows are real characters. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Veronica Roth said...

Gosh JoAnn, that's a beauty. I love crows to pieces. You've done a fantastic job of photographing this fellow. :)

Stewart M said...

Crows are always worth watching - they are just to smart to be dull!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love these photos! Like a pictorial diary of a day in the life of a crow! Fascinating!