15 February 2021
I love crows but I don’t see very many now that the winter flock moved away from my neighborhood. Last Saturday afternoon I was thrilled to see 70 flying low in the fog on their way to the North Shore where they’ve roosted since late January.
I miss the big flocks but I’ve found ways to see crows online. Here’s a three-session online course and some folks to follow on Twitter for the love of crows.
Cornell Lab’s Bird Academy is offering …
This self-paced, online course is all about the remarkable lives of American Crows. Taught by world-renowned crow biologist Dr. Kevin McGowan, who has worked with a banded population for decades, you’ll get an inside look into what makes them so compelling—from their complex social lives to their impressive problem-solving skills.— Click here to learn more about The Hidden Life of the American Crow.
On Twitter …
The Ravenmaster at the Tower of London @ravenmaster1 tweets about the Tower of London ravens.
Even a raven contains within its blackness a whole spectrum, a whole rainbow, a chord of black. pic.twitter.com/jPAT6trViC— Ravenmaster (@ravenmaster1) January 30, 2021
Corvid researcher Kaeli Swift, PhD @corvidresearch studies crows (and monarchs) and posts a weekly #CrowOrNo quiz. (Is it a crow? Or no?)
This week’s photo was submitted by Nedret Gürler on Facebook. Nedret wasn’t sure what he is looking at here and wants an answer to that most pressing of questions, #CrowOrNo???— Kaeli Swift, Ph.D. (@corvidresearch) February 3, 2021
Answer at 5:30 PST. Good luck! pic.twitter.com/g82hnIv2CJ
Crow Monthly @CrowMonthly posts photos and comments by and for crows. 😉
“Roses are red— Crow Monthly (@CrowMonthly) February 14, 2021
My violets won’t risk it…”
“..enough with the poems
Just give me a biscuit.” pic.twitter.com/EB1CTgBVb2
(photo at top by Mick Thompson and screenshot from Bird Academy; click on the captions/images to see the original)