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Birds - Crow Page 3

Image of day on 03 Jun 2005

The carrion crow chicks now spend most of their time on branches near the nest impatiently waiting for food.

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Image Taken on 17 Feb 2018 at 13:21    Image of day on 21 Mar 2018

A good show of Cherry buds frame this Carrion Crow.

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Image Taken on 09 Mar 2006 at 17:36    Image of day on 20 Mar 2006

Another mouthful of peel gets removed to be devoured.

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Image Taken on 28 Oct 2011 at 13:32    Image of day on 08 Dec 2011

This carrion crow was wobbling about on the top of a black poplar in a breeze, and decided to depart while the camera was running. We kept 6 consecutive pictures, but they overlap too much to show all at once, and couldn't decide which set of alternates images to montage, so in the end did them both. The larger gap to the right-most image in each case is due to acceleration.

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Image Taken on 28 Oct 2011 at 13:32    Image of day on 08 Dec 2011

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Image Taken on 29 Mar 2019 at 06:45    Image of day on 29 Apr 2019

"I'm sure this branch was upright when I landed on it"

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Image of day on 14 Jul 2005

We often see carrion crows with bits of peel and the like, but here it shows a preference for an apple core about an hour after it was put out.

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Image Taken on 07 Jun 2006 at 18:07    Image of day on 16 Jun 2006

Peanuts are obviously a hit with Crows. Pity they don't leave many for other visitors.

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Image Taken on 31 May 2006 at 18:49    Image of day on 10 Jun 2006

Cheeky Crow with beak full of a defrosted blackberry.

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Image Taken on 13 Jun 2007 at 19:29    Image of day on 28 Jun 2007

Spuds peelings and spoilage seem to be appreciated by the crows.

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Image of day on 07 Jun 2005

These two carrion crows are presumably the youngsters we watched in the nest for weeks. Much too fine plumage condition to be the adults, and the tails are short. Rarely saw the adults together away from the nest anyway, and these spent several minutes feeding.

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Image of day on 20 Jun 2005

Two carrion crows are till making regular appearances to photograph themselves and look to be in really good health.

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Image Taken on 26 Jun 2017 at 18:08    Image of day on 18 Aug 2017

A couple of Carrion Crows nicely aligned for their portrait.

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Image Taken on 19 Nov 2010 at 12:06    Image of day on 16 Jan 2011

Not much by way of thermals this time of year means the buzzards tend to be lower where we can get better photos of the corvids making their displeasure felt. This is one of a pair of carrion crows mobbing a passing buzzard. Un-fudged (cropped only) single frame.

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Image Taken on 05 Jul 2016 at 17:39    Image of day on 23 Aug 2016

A pair of Carrion Crows sitting quietly together on the 11KV wires didn't like our arrival, and we expected them to fly off together. But only one of them decided to fly off. Read this as pairs of bird from the bottom upwards.

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Image Taken on 11 Nov 2015 at 10:59    Image of day on 24 Dec 2015

A pair of Carrion Crows often share the top of this conifer, though they vary their perches. Here the Right-hand bird opening it's wings and the strong southerly wind (from the right here) did the rest!

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Image Taken on 05 Jun 2016 at 16:39    Image of day on 18 Jul 2016

Red Kites here don't seem to be any more welcomed by Corvids than the Buzzards. We saw this one flying in from the distance and vanished into some trees near the horizon. A minute or two later it emerged from the trees carrying what looks like twig and being hotly pursued by a pair of Carrion Crows for several hundred metres in our general direction. Here is about half a second of action.

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Image Taken on 17 Jun 2010 at 12:13    Image of day on 29 Jul 2010

It soon wandered off and a pair of carrion crows really took exception to its presence and harassed it until we lost sight of the group in the haze.

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Image Taken on 20 Aug 2017 at 07:03    Image of day on 07 Oct 2017

This Red Kite being pursued by a carrion crow - the crow is just about able to keep up. On another occasion we observed that Jackdaws can't keep up with Red Kites even if the kite is not trying to get away.

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