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Birds - Crow Page 1
Image Taken on 24 Dec 2018
at 12:56 Image of day on 31 Jan 2019
Normally contrails gradually disburse or just fade away, but this one broke in
the manner you see. A web search found an article at
which provides an explanation and quite similar picture.
On programs about light aircraft it is often described how airliners leave
a wake of turbulence even minutes after they have gone, and that is
what the ice of the contrail illustrates here.
An interesting aside is that the sky in the insert looks much darker than
the point it was copied from. But a check with the paint package shows
that it isn't. The human visual system discards absolute brightness for
separated objects as part of simplifying the data on the optic nerve.
(Info from neuroscientist Colin Blackmore on Documentary DVD
'Tim's Vermeer (2013) @ 0:39 for region 2)
Ref: 20190131_df3_20181224_1256_004 airliner contrail with turbulence (called crow instability) detail insert(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Jun 2009
at 15:48 Image of day on 02 Jul 2009
20 minutes later a buzzard and a crow had a little skirmish to the East.
Follow the pairs of birds from the top left.
Ref: 20090702_db1_20090602_1548_171-1549_228 buzzard and crow skirmish (7 selected images montage - originals not kept)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 06 Dec 2008
at 12:27 Image of day on 22 Dec 2008
This montage shows a buzzard being chased away from our patch by
a one of a pair of carrion crows that have bred here for the
last 2 years. Images are left to right over a second or two.
Shortly afterwards (out of photographic range) the buzzard
turned the tables and the crow took refuge in a distant tree.
Ref: 20081222_dc1_20081206_1227_052+056+058 buzzard looking back at harassing carrion crow mirrored montage(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image Taken on 26 Jun 2007
at 05:47 Image of day on 14 Jul 2007
Another newly 'permanent' resident is the carrion crows.
The tree they nested in this year is a transplanted
Cupressus Leylandii which is toppling and will have to be
felled this autumn.
Ref: 20070714_d35_20070626_0547_030 fb2 carrion crow(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 19 Jun 2007
at 07:20 Image of day on 05 Jul 2007
A lot of people don't like crows, but they are not (yet?)
a problem here. You have to admire their cheek.
Ref: 20070705_d36_20070619_0720_210 fb1 carrion crow (web crop)(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 26 Apr 2006
at 06:50 Image of day on 03 May 2006
The Carrion crows are nesting again this year but they have
chosen a site we can't photograph although it is close to this
camera. They routinely carry off large pieces of food, and this
one is probably disappointed there is just corn. That eye
looking straight at the camera makes us feel almost guilty.
Ref: 20060503_d35_20060426_0650_081 fb2 carrion crow(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 10 Feb 2017
at 13:37 Image of day on 22 Mar 2017
An opportunity to show you the sizes of Corvids we normally see, plus a male Blackbird for scale.
Ref: 20170322_d01_20170210_1337_013-1522_016_fb6 carrion crow + rook + jackdaw + blackbird male on meadow post in snow (identical scale montage)(r+mb id@1024).jpg
Image of day on 14 Dec 2005
Carrion crows still around and sometimes looking over last
years nesting tree, so have hopes for the next season.
Ref: 20051214_d3e_28315 fb1 carrion crow 2005dec11_08-52-52(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 11 Nov 2005
A carrion crow in fine condition - we suspect it is one of
the youngsters from this year's brood.
Ref: 20051111_d3e_26573 fb1 carrion crow 2005nov03_07-46-50(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 02 Mar 2006
at 16:50 Image of day on 14 Mar 2006
Some surplus red plums frozen last year disappear quickly.
This carrion crow is about to fly off with one.
Ref: 20060314_d3e_20060302_1650_008 fb1 carrion crow about to carry off last years frozen plum(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 03 May 2005
At least 2 Carrion crow eggs have hatched and the chicks are
being fed by both parents. Here the parents beak is inside one of
the chick's 'gape'. The orange patch on the right is a bit of
agricultural twine they found somewhere - no countryside location
is complete without it. The nest is 50m from the house (our
excuse for the poor image quality!).
Ref: 20050503_d30_04861 carrion crow at nest feeding chick 2005may02_06-42-18(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 02 Apr 2005
For the first time carrion crows are nesting on the site. Here one
is bringing in a twig.
Ref: 20050402_d30_04675 carrion crow by nest with twig in beak 2005mar28_10-30-00(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 02 Jun 2005
The carrion crow nest is looking the worse for wear which isn't
surprising given the pounding it has got from exercising chicks.
Ref: 20050602_d30_05746 carrion crow chick at nest 2005may30_15-59-28(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 19 May 2005
The carrion crow chicks are now so big and vigorous that you can
see them from the ground much closer than from the house.
Strangely they respond to a single clap of hands and start
begging. This is one of the 2 we have recently seen in the nest.
Ref: 20050519_d60_02617 carrion crow chick begging 2005may15_16-43-24(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 25 May 2005
One of the carrion crow chicks chased after a parent bird as it left the nest.
Both chicks are intermittently standing on the edge of the nest and excising their
wings (22 May 2005).
Ref: 20050525_d30_05489 carrion crow chick chasing after leaving parent 2005may22_10-27-14(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 15 May 2005
There are still 3 carrion Crow chicks. This image nicely shows the
development of the wing feathers on one of the chicks.
Ref: 20050515_d30_05308 carrion crow chick in nest showing wing development 2005may12_08-40-16(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 27 May 2005
Getting more and more bold, here one of the Carrion Crow chicks
is now exercising it's wings on the branch the nest is built on.
Ref: 20050527_d30_05594 carrion crow chick on branch by nest exercising wings 2005may24_15-37-20(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 24 May 2005
The two carrion crow chicks are growing fast (17 May 2005)
Ref: 20050524_d30_05399 2 carrion crow chicks in nest 2005may17_13-41-50(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image of day on 03 Apr 2005
3 days after the twig being brought to the nest (see 2 April 2005)
the automatic camera photographed a Carrion crow (presumably the
same pair) collecting Reed mace to line the nest.
Ref: 20050403_d3e_13585 fb1 carrion crow collecting nesting material (reed mace) 2005mar31_17-19-02(r+mb id@576).jpg
Image Taken on 21 Jun 2015
at 17:45 Image of day on 19 Aug 2015
Look over a hedge we saw this little domestic scene of a young
Carrion Crow begging for supper, and getting a delivery of what
looks like something we had just left for the wildlife at one of
the camera sites.
Ref: 20150819_df3_20150621_1745_363+366 carrion crow feeding begging youngster on grass verge 1+4 of 4 (montage)(r+mb id@768).jpg
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