The Humble Crow

Yesterday, I did my Bible study outside on my back porch, and got distracted by the crows cawwing around me, fussing over something. One crow had found a bagel…probably at the nearby park, and had the entire thing in its mouth! Nature is more entertaining than television.

Over the last few years, I’ve been studying about birds, kind of as a hobby. One thing about birds…their health and well-being is an indicator of the environment’s health and well-being.

Anyway…back to the black scoundrels.

Did you know that scientists believe that the family Corvidae, to which the crow belongs, has the highest level of bird intelligence? The crow’s brain, in comparison to body size, is the largest among all birds.

Also, crows have quite a vocabulary. Not human sounds, but bird language. They can even mimic the call of other birds.

They’re part of nature’s recycling department, too. Scavengers, feasting on our leftovers.

Say what you will about the nuisance crows can be…but you can’t help but admire their wily ways.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.