Thursday, June 4, 2015

very angry crow

We have had a very angry crow in our back yard this week.  Very angry - or so he sounds - and very, very vocal.  What's been amazing is quite how varied his conversational repertoire is - now just caw caw, caw cark cark cark cark cark, but a whole range of sounds that including yapping, gargling, and a very disconcerting sound like a tight cork being pulled from a bottle.  It's unclear whether everyone within range is being warned away from a nest, or whether he intends this stream of abuse as a form of rough courtship.  Alternatively, maybe he's just rehearsing for a crow vocalist competition.  Bird people - do you have any insight?

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