Crows have made this neighborhood and the general area their year-around home. These medium-sized, black-colored birds are very smart and oh, so territorial! I have twice seen Crows run a Hawk off by chasing the predator until the unwelcome bird just gives up and leaves the vicinity.
The Crows eat a variety of foods such as acorns, berries, insects, eggs, and small lizards. They prefer live food to carrion but will sometimes act as the clean-up crew. The Crows also will eat human foods such as breads and crackers and pet food. They love eating sunflower seeds and will eat from low tray-type bird feeders. I enjoy seeing the Crows here and even welcome hearing their early morning cawing. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture of each Crow. Enjoy!