Is there anyone gardening in the US who does not see crows on an almost daily basis? The ones that live near us seem to mostly steer clear of the garden, favoring the trees, power lines and street for their food-searching and head-cawing-off business. I mostly only notice them in the spring, when they are menacing the other birds’ babies and the Stellar’s Jays set up a gigantic protective racket in response.
The New York Times had an article recently about a University of Washington scientist who has studied crows for 20 years and has all kinds of proof about how smart they are. You can see the link here. Apparently they can recognize and remember human faces!?!
Here’s a pensive one I saw today next to a parking strip garden in NE Seattle. Wonder if s/he was memorizing my face for future reference?
Anyone got a “smart crow” story to share?