Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Crows are my absolutely most favorite birds. I could watch them all day and I still would not get enough of them. They are captivating. So Intelligent. So social.
I always wished I could have had a crow for a pet, but I never did.
Last spring a pair hatched 3 young ones in the tall spruce trees at the edge of the field near our home. All summer the crow family stayed around picking bugs in the grass, fighting over the fruit of the elderberry bushes and raiding the compost pile. They were ever watching.
They are creatures of habit. If we fed them once or twice at a certain time of day, they would be around at the appointed time on the third day sitting in the trees or on the fence or on the roof, keeping a look out for more tasty morsels. We could be sure of that, unless they had made a bigger score somewhere else!
....I did this little pen and ink in December when things slowed down a bit around here. I really want to do more.
.....Pen and ink and wash on Arches 140 lb. watercolor paper 2 ¼" x 3¼"