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Old Jun 29, 2004, 12:38 AM   #1
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This crow lives where Iphotograph song birds and my favorite Ruby Throated Hummer, and it is active indeed. I caught a photograph of a squirrel frozen stiff in fear while the crow sat perched a few trees away, and you always here it's grovelling cry as it waits for the next morsel. Well, here's my capture of it today...no processing, honest, except for the text of course.



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Old Jun 29, 2004, 1:34 AM   #2
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And... Good Evening to you too, Mr. Crow! You look nice and healthy and plump. Why don't you start a weight reducing plan...

Norm, I take it that you would like to see this crow find him or herself a new territory.
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Old Jun 29, 2004, 2:03 AM   #3
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Nah, he/she needs to earn a living too. I just "hope" that he/she stays away from my hummingbird. Although I've seen some pretty tiny birds attacking these guys in the air so perhaps I should be more worried about the crow than the hummer.
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Aha, I see you've already observed what is called "mobbing" behavior, when a "mob" of smaller birds gangs up on a larger, usually predatory, bird to chase it away, thus protecting the individuals among the smaller birds.

You'll often see raptors being mobbed by gangs of smaller birds.
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Old Jun 29, 2004, 1:01 PM   #5
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haha!! norm! that face is too funny! nice shot!

i've seen "mobbing" in action a bunch of times....sometimes it's a group of crows attacking a red-tailed hawk!

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i've seen "mobbing" in action a bunch of times....sometimes it's a group of crows attacking a red-tailed hawk!
Sharp observation, vito. If you're not a birder, you probably should be.
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hm...i could do that...i need to get my bird feeder up and going again though...

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Those eyes are scaring me.... :O
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Great shot!

Sparrows mob the cats at our barn... its hilarious to see a cat run for conver from its prey animal!

That crow has scary eyes and justlooks very scary overall... freekay!
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