Corvids are Cool!

Today is a definite duvet day, given the terrible weather outside!


So I thought I would use this as an excuse to post about my favourite family of birds – the Corvids. Although I love all birds, there is something extra appealing about corvids, they have a character about them that makes me smile every time I watch them!

When it’s blowing a gale outside, the Rooks & Jackdaws near our house all seem to ‘play’ in the sky & have way too much fun! I love the way the Rooks in town strut their stuff and don’t move out of the way – they even look at you as though to say “go on then, I dare you!”

Whilst I go on about their cheeky character, I also admire their cleverness – scientists have run series of tests which demonstrate sequential tool-use, and then there’s the Crows in Japan that drop nuts from a height onto the road and wait for the traffic to break open the shells, they’ve even learnt to do this on pedestrian crossings so when the lights change it’s safe for them to retrieve the food!

I always have to go back to their cheeky side though, and the link below from You Tube shows an advert which has their character down to a tee…….. something to make you smile on a dull, wet day ;-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iqKS-hkhhh4

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