Crows work together in winter scarcity
Cold weather brings scarcity for many, both human and avian. And we all need to look out for each other in hard times.
A story I wrote for last Sunday's Sun, about a big crow roost near Loch Raven Boulevard and The Alameda (left), caught the attention of Sun reporter Fred Rasmussen. Fred spent some time this week watching a pair of crows working together to keep themselves fed for another day. Here's his tale:
"Frank: I loved your crow piece. While I was off earlier this week, I observed several crows who had found three ears of corn, tied together, that had been used as a fall door decoration.
"One crow kept dropping it in the street until its kernels started to pop off, which they ate with vigor. Then they separated the ears - so each crow could munch on their own ear. It was an incredible performance. Birdbrain? I don't think so. Cheers! Fred."
Anyone else have a good crow story?
(SUN PHOTO/Kim Hairston)