Sunday, June 5, 2011

Juvenile Crows Take a Bath

I've built a cascading water feature in my yard that is designed to attract birds. There are several bathing spots and different depths. Today I watched some juvenile crows explore the water.One was less cautious than the others. You can see he has already jumped in the water. (The blur in the background is the most hesitant--he waited in the cottonwood trees for quite a while.)The first one in took a long time bathing.The next sibling was very observant.Looks like he figured it out.The two of them took a stroll down the stream bed when they finished and found a few things to snack on.Then, back up top to join the rest of the crowd and preen for a while.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quatre Crows by Robin Kent

Here's a fun foursome by contemporary folk artist Robin Kent. She posted a comment about one of my crow photographs (Crow Compadres) so I looked her up and discovered she has a few crows of her own.

visit her blog:

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Torresian Crow

Hey! This looks like Australia! The Torresian Crow has a beautiful white eye with a fine blue eye-ring.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Marjie B's Crow

Someone sent in a picture of an applique wall hanging featuring crows. Thanks, Marjie B!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Pretty Girl, an American Crow in Venice (California)

Got 20? (minutes, that is) If you do and you want to know what it would feel like to have a female crow adopt you, check out the video I've posted at our sister blog:

You'll be entranced and enthralled AND you'll get a big crow fix.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Crow Knee

A very nice X-ray Technician named Peggy took this lovely picture of my knees today. We were all amazed to find out that while some people have crows' feet, I unfortunately have Crow Knee.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Smile Diver

This photo, like most of my photos, is a just a bit out of focus. In spite of it, there's enough of a reflection on the corvid's eye to bring it to life. And, I swear, if a crow could smile, this one is.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Corvid Spotted on Subway in Germany

An outstanding wildlife photographer I know was recently in Munich, Germany. He sent today's picture--an ad on the subway. Thanks, Rick Davitt!

I wonder what this ad was about?

Monday, March 2, 2009

Red Bowing Crow

This is another of my templates. This is one of my favorites as it broadcasts a message that the crow wasn't intending at all, but which connects with humans instantly.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Mayan Crow

I bought this little (yep--it can slide on the end of my pinky) crow today in a charming shop in Eagle Rock called Regeneration. The owner picked this little crow up on one of her recent trips and she told me the man she purchased it from swore it was Mayan. What a great find!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Talking Crows

Here, thanks to Photoshop, are both sides of a Mylar template used in oil-based ink monotype work. Sometimes I find the residual ink is so interesting that I just let it dry and tack it up on the wall. Since I use the templates over and over, the many layers of ink from different printing sessions adds an interesting dimension.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sprite Crows in India

Hurray for the ad firm in India that came up with this commercial based on the intelligence of crows.