Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Hopeful Opportunist

There is an interesting story about a crow and the ring from a Monarch to a commoner that I learned on this trip...but that is for another time and blog.  Here I was resting at the fountain of a Downton Abbey style garden and attracted the attention of the local crow...clearly the tourists feed these opportunistic birds.  He started to get closer and closer until he realized I had absolutely no intention of pulling something out of my purse for him and he walked away casually and with dejection.





10 comments:

ellen abbott said...

their crows aren't all black?

Tabor said...

Ellen, Yes, they are two toned!

Celia said...

Crow theater! Their coloring is new to me too.

Brian Miller said...

what an intriguing coloration on that crow...glad he was cordial at least...ha....the pigeons in DC can be brutal...

Hilary said...

Aww they're like the squirrels around one of the parks, here. They'll climb your leg if they thing you have peanuts. Sweet pics.

messymimi said...

Very intelligent birds, and this species is pretty!

Red said...

Yes, crows are pretty crafty. They get to know when lunch is free. I notice a couple of these have bands on their legs.

Granny Annie said...

It looks like he muttered an expletive as he turned to go. lol

kerrdelune said...

Tabor, I so enjoyed taking this trip with you!

Kay said...

Ahhh... Like Ellen Abbott, I wondered about the crow not being all black too. I'm always amazed at the different crows around the world.