I learned a great deal about crows this past week. I knew they had photo recognition meaning they can recognize humans and tell one from another. What I didn’t know is what a sense of community they have. Crows will gather socially or to find a mate, gossip and warn of dangers. This group gathered to teach the young to fly.
A main crow trilled. The adult crows cawed in response and flew to a distant tree this dance continued until the lead crow trilled again. The adult crows began cawing. Tiny baby crows began to stretch wings and fly towards their parents. At the signal the adult crows flew again to distant trees. At the signal the crowscalled to the young. The lesson continued for a few hours. It was a fasinating event to watch.
10 Oct 2013 Leave a comment