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A Murder in the Field

January 27, 2014
A murder of crows

A murder of crows

crow scattered cow pie

crow scattered cow pie -field

The crows have been busy in the field and in the garden scattering the cowpies for us.  In the summer we only see the crows in the morning heading out and at night when they head to their roosts on Pepper Mountain.  Come winter they are our constant companions.

crow scattered cow pie - garden sheet mulch

crow scattered cow pie – garden sheet mulch



Nice job guys!

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Chris permalink
    January 27, 2014 1:59 pm

    Are your raven pair still around and do they keep the crows away most of the time?

    • January 27, 2014 3:49 pm

      They’re still here but they just show up in the morning at chore time to see if they can garner an egg, then they take off for their daytime haunts. They all seem to get along pretty well, but if you add a raptor then we’ve got some noise out there.

  2. Chris permalink
    January 27, 2014 4:11 pm

    Have they ever brought their youngsters around? I had a pet crow when I was a kid. Smartest thing ever!

    • January 27, 2014 4:23 pm

      They are smart – there is one who crows like a rooster every morning. Of course, he doesn’t sound like our Russell Crow, more like a human imitating a rooster 🙂

  3. Chris permalink
    January 27, 2014 4:12 pm

    Have the ravens brought their young, not the crows? 🙂

  4. January 28, 2014 8:45 am

    We will have huge flocks of red winged blackbirds moving through in February or March. I’m really looking forward to it…both for the noises I am missing now and for the work they will accomplish on my pastures.

  5. January 28, 2014 12:23 pm

    I had no idea it was a murder instead of a flock! You learn something every day. I love seeing crows out in our pastures.

  6. January 29, 2014 3:33 pm

    Catchy post title… then I remembered that a flock of crows was called a “murder” way back. I like the reference, because they do make so much noise it sounds like something is being murdered. Plus, it’s very poetic.
    Enjoyed this post.

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