American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

15 March

We used to have a large family of Crows regularly in the garden checking things out as they stalked aorund in the pompous manner that Crows do stomp around. We get fly-overs and there are plenty in the neighbourhood despite their susceptibility to West Nile virus, but this week for the first time in ages “Inspector Crow” dropped by to check that all the other birds have their paperwork and permits in order. Fascinating birds.

We also have Ravens, but I will need to visit the forest to get good enough pictures of them to share in the 1000 Species gallery … plenty of time, no rush.