Steve’s Bird Of The Day #57.

Hi everyone! Well, here we are with our bird today, the “American crow”. Crows are often mistaken for ravens, plus the other way around, but crows are much smaller, about half the size. The western crow is smaller than the eastern but it’s still the same species. There is also the fish crow and the northwestern crow, but they are different species with limited range. The American crow can be found over most of the continent from northern Canada to the southern US, though they avoid the southwestern area. In winter they will form huge roosting colonies of many thousands of birds. For most of their range they are year-round residents, even up here we have a lot of crows that spend the winter now, though even 30 years ago they were rare here in winter. They eat just about anything and during nesting season they young are fed a diet of 80% insects and even the adults eat a large portion of the diet in insects, many are harmful. They are easily attracted to feeders, something most people don’t like since they scare other birds. They are highly intelligent birds as well, can work together and solve problems. They will often help one another, nesting crows will help another pair when their nest is in danger. Ravens often get at their nests. Like ravens, crows are terrible nest robbers. They can also be quite noisy which a lot of people don’t like. They are very susceptible to West Nile virus and usually die within a week. Well, I hope you all have a wonderful day and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

Β©2021 Steve McLeod.

57 Comments on “Steve’s Bird Of The Day #57.

  1. I have heard of that one, crows are highly intelligent, just like Ravens… they could work as a team and do stuff they wanted. it’s amazing to have an intelligent frinds around everyday, not sure why they don’t like me πŸ€” they always try to fly above my head to hit me πŸ™„πŸ˜³πŸ§or is it just my imagination 😼

    Liked by 2 people

    • Yes indeed, they are. Well, I wish they weren’t around every day, they scare the other birds. Oh well. Try using an umbrella, that way they can’t “bomb” you!πŸ˜β˜‚β˜”

      Liked by 1 person

      • it doesn’t look like that, they wanted to hit my head 😐 not sure why πŸ™„πŸ€” strange bird πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ό.

        Liked by 1 person

      • they do πŸ€” um, maybe if you say that would be right, they also drop.french fries πŸ€”πŸ˜Ό maybe I can train them to drop one for you πŸ˜‹

        Liked by 1 person

      • Around here crows don’t like French fries,πŸ™„ only gulls do and they never drop them, they swallow them too fast!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

        Like

      • so you made it tested πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚ that’s good. Let me test my birds with πŸ€” ah… egg yolk..πŸ˜‹ they love it😍

        Liked by 1 person

      • There you go!πŸ˜ƒ Now they will love you.πŸ˜„ But you’ll have to keep feeding them or they might start pecking on your head!πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

        Like

      • 😸☺️ that will happen like forever, I eat two boiled eggs every single day. they sure got plenty of supplies 😹😹 unless I eat mutton or fishπŸ˜ΌπŸ˜‹

        Liked by 1 person

      • Wow, that’s a lot of eggs! I used to eat 2 poached eggs nearly every day, but I have slowed down a lot. I should start again, I like boiled eggs too.😁πŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯šπŸ₯š

        Like

      • Boiled eggs are healthy.. ☺️ now you knew how I cut fat from my diet πŸ˜„ no more yellow on my egg πŸ˜„πŸ˜„. Poached one Is also nice, my fav too, but I need to lose fat πŸ˜…

        Liked by 1 person

      • You only eat the white, no yellow????!!!😲😲🀯🀯 I think Steve is going to faint again, I better lie down first.πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

        Like

      • why is so πŸ€”πŸ™„πŸ€” you eat yellow ? that round yellow ball called yolk 😳 I’m going to faint, wait let me lie down first πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ΉπŸ˜Ή

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Asian crows also have gray shades from head to chest. Loquacious and naughty they are πŸ€ͺ
    Right now two of them are sitting in my window and enjoying white meat. They come early in the morning and at evening; before dusk. Only my mother can deal with themπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜…
    Once we gave them bread which they dropped immediately 😹🀣
    Non veg crows πŸ˜ΉπŸ€£πŸ˜…

    Liked by 2 people

    • Sounds like they are the same as our crows!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή Ours like bread though, and peanuts and more peanuts!πŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ₯œπŸ€£ It is snowing heavily again right now turning the ground white once more.😳πŸ₯Άβ„❄
      Crows do like their meat though!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή

      Liked by 2 people

      • They’d once been seen dipping bread in water kept for birds, but they don’t like ours the *fresh one😹🀣
        It rained here too the day before yesterday. With rain we got some complementary hails too🌧🌨
        Got them almost two decades back. Weather is nice in these days, Alhamdulillah!
        Have a blessed day with sweet Muffin πŸ˜ΈπŸ˜ΊπŸ˜»πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

      • The ground here is all white again but it’s not snowing as much right now.😳 Hopefully it warms up this week and stays that way.πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ΈπŸŒž
        Hey, that’s nice, our crows dip bread in water as well! I put a large pan out with water for the birds in summer and the crows use it for dipping their bread in!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜Ή
        Have a wonderful day Saba!πŸ˜€πŸ˜ΊπŸ˜ΈπŸ˜»

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Crows are not numerous where I live…I see them mainly in winter…they go after what is in the garbage bags on garbage day…good pics again ! β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈπŸ©πŸ©πŸ™‚πŸ˜Ί

    Liked by 2 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: