Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Waiting for a Nutcracker

And the crow waits...

...for a passing car to hit his carefully positioned half broken walnut, below him...

...but I was bound to disappoint. I've seen them do this time and time again, guarding their prize from other birds at street level, eyeing the trajectory of the coming car, then flying clear in hopes of shattered nutmeat more easily eaten. There was another crow nearby, possibly learning, possibly a mate.

2 comments:

Hyde DP said...

crows are very canny birds and have learnt to co-operate with each other to get their ends.

USelaine said...

They are fun to observe, aren't they? I like that they have incorporated our automobiles into the behavior they observe of us - just another tool for enjoying a walnut.