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Wordless Wednesday: Crows

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These Common Crows are residents of my neighborhood.   I took these pictures on Sept. 15, 2014 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Crows Along the Street

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Common Crows have been around here on my street in the last couple of weeks bravely battling the resident Red-shouldered Hawk and even chasing off a small bunch of  raucous Eastern Blue Jays.  The Crows are pretty common (pun intended) in this development and in the Ocala, FL area.

Crows are part of nature’s clean-up squad and also enjoy the bounty of the Live Oak Trees here.  There are Acorns, insects,  and many other types of food around on this street for these bird to dine on.  These medium-sized birds are noisy, pleasant and smart.  I took these pictures here last Sunday.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.  Enjoy!

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Neighborhood Crows

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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!

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Watching Crows

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Common Crows are about the only birds that I see each day here on my street now.  I hear their cawing before I actually see the small group of three or four individuals.  They come and go and move from tree to house and so on all down the block.  They eat insects, fruits, eggs, and various carrion.  We have a lot of water around with the rainfall retention ponds now having many inches of fresh water in them.  Additionally, several neighbors do have bird baths.

Like the vultures, Crows are nature’s clean-up squad.  I do think though, that these handsome and very intelligent birds like fresh foods best.  I took these pictures from my front yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture.   Enjoy!

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