The Humble Crow

Suzanne Uncategorized

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.