One crow’s meat

P1010632 (1024x769)This little chap is Inky, it could be Inky1 or Inky2 or Inky136 as I am ashamed to say all crows look the same to me.  I am not even sure if it is a male or a female but for the sake of this story he is a boy. His territory includes the greenhouse, where he drinks out of the guttering and surveys his land, and the potting shed area and we have built up a certain rapport.  It goes like this:  I say “Hello Inky” and he looks at me with disdain.  Well it suits us.  Earlier today he was enjoying a feast in the long grass by the veggie garden, attacking his meal with fervour.   After a few minutes of tolerating me, he took one last look at me and sighed, flying off to a more peaceful location with the remains of a snake in his beak.   It may have been a slow worm.  I was part impressed, part horrified.  Of course it is just more of that “tooth and claw” malarkey.  A little later he came to the galvanised water tank for a celebratory bath, his feathers of pure night glistening in the spring sun.



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16 responses to “One crow’s meat

  1. Michelle - Germany

    I love crows and jackdaws!! And i LOVE your posts! Lovely….”his feathers of pure night…” ❤ 🙂 xx

  2. Cathy Marjoram

    Me too….I love your posts! You write beautifully…and it’s funny …why don’t you write a book!? x

  3. You do write well and have captured the attitude of crows perfectly. A fine photo, as well.

  4. I agree, you should write a book! You’d make a fortune. Start NOW!

  5. As usual very amusing…..we always say it’s like ‘Wildlife On One ‘ in the garden …..(old telly program )…..

  6. I can relate to that part impressed, part horrified, and then the oh thats what happens there feeling. Isn’t this a wonderful time of year, so much to see.

  7. Beautifully written! That behaviour is so perfectly crow-like…they are amazing creatures.

  8. We have Henry to contend with who drinks from our bird bath. He is not our friend however, since he brings the remains of meals and drops it into the water. Charlie hates him and barks up a storm whenever he sees him arriving. I think Henry loves to tease him.

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