November 22nd, 2010
The Crows at the Farm
Posted by F&S
Being the observant Frenchies that we are, we’re always keeping a close eye on the other animals at the farm. Of course, there are the domesticated ones, who, like us, call this place their home. But, in addition, there are the wild ones, who also seem to call this turf their home. We are particularly fascinated with the crow population. From what we can tell, they have a really structured and tightly woven society.
1 1 - Hey Sharkey, do you see what I see?
2 2 - Why yes, Francesca, it's that crow. As usual, it's perched on that same branch. I think it really likes it there.
3 3 - I've heard folks say that crows are a bad omen of things to come.
4 4 - But, in reality, crows are very, very intelligent creatures. In fact, they are considered to be the most adaptable and intelligent birds in the world.
5 5 - Will you just look at it take flight? Did you know that during the day, groups of crows may fly up to fifty miles in pursuit of food?
6 6 - Crows have a vast habitat but, they prefer areas where they can live in close association with humans and Frenchies.
7 7 - A group of crows is sometimes referred to as a 'murder' of crows. Little wonder that some people feel uncomfortable with crows. I mean, what's in a name?
8 8 - It's been proven that crows are so smart that they actually use tools! With the help of curved sticks, they can gather food from inside small areas.
9 9 - They also say that crows are great with facial recognition. I guess we can consider them to be our friends, since they seem to live here at the farm.
10 10 - Franny, maybe we should try caw-cawing so that we can communicate with these amazing crows. Martha always says that it really helps to have a strong network behind you.
11 11 - Caw-caw - Caw-caw
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