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.

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1 - Hey Sharkey, do you see what I see?

1 1 - Hey Sharkey, do you see what I see?

2 - Why yes, Francesca, it's that crow.  As usual, it's perched on that same branch.  I think it really likes it there.

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 - I've heard folks say that crows are a bad omen of things to come.

3 3 - I've heard folks say that crows are a bad omen of things to come.

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.

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 - 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?

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 - Crows have a vast habitat but, they prefer areas where they can live in close association with humans and Frenchies.

6 6 - Crows have a vast habitat but, they prefer areas where they can live in close association with humans and Frenchies.

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?

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 - 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.

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 - 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.

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 - 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.

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 - Caw-caw - Caw-caw

11 11 - Caw-caw - Caw-caw

Comments (8)

  • I see from your Mama's blog that the farm is in serious seasonal transition and you two look like you're in your supervisory roles. Not a bad idea keeping the crows as friends of yours. "The enemy of my enemy..."

    Do tell if those adorable sweaters of yours are part of your PetSmart line please. :smile:

  • Good Morning F & S

    So when you were out there talking to the crows did any talk back? They are loud suckers but not as loud as those Blue Jays - now that's a loud bird. There are times in our yard when it sounds like a bird symphony espcially if there is a Hawk flying around. It's amazing how all the birds start screaming, I guess they are warning one another to look out they may soon become lunch :)

    I'm tired this morning mom got home really late. She went with her sister and nephews to the Eagles-Giants game. Yes the Eagles won we are in first place in our division. I'm not a fan of their quaterback because of all the mean things he did to dogs so we just cheer for the rest of the team. I bet that ride up the Jersey Turnpike was along drive for those Giants last night:)

    So tell me have you visited the Turkeys lately or have they disappeared :(

    Zoe

  • Hello Ladies,
    We get crows here also. They are loud, but we are friends. Just a couple check in with me, not the flock like you two get probably. Mom hopes you let us know where to get those great D O G sweatshirts you are wearing, as she has purchased many things this fall and nothing fits in my neck, so back it goes. The fire has been keeping me warm however. The mountains are getting blasted with snow, but none down in the city. Darn--it would make for a pretty Thanksgiving. Have a great Monday.

    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Crows can also learn to talk like parrots. My dad says when he was little, a man who ran the local hardware store kept a talking crow in a cage. It would shout curse words at passers by.

  • Oh you two are too precious! Caw-caw, Caw-caw!
    I like crows and love to watch them, about a week ago there was a flock, I mean a 'murder' of crows in our back woods, they kept on flying over me and Caw-ing...over and over...I thought hmmmm, hope nothing bad is going to happen, but then I realized they wanted to get to the pile of Hickory nuts that we had raked together.

    I watched Kitty and she actually was afraid of these birds, maybe their Caw-ing was too much for her.

    Hey those are some snazzy sweaters you girls have on!...what princesses!

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K., You girls certainly are good at all of the wonderful things you do there at Martha's farm. I love seeing all photos of how you react to everything at the farm. Yes, crows are very intelligent and so are you. We have a lot of crows here in our area, too. My Mom loves to observe them and loves to see how protective they are toward each other, especially when they care for their young even though the babies do an awful lot of cawing for a long time. They also try to get rid of the bald eagles who fly over our area, but the bald eagles just ignore them. Thanks again for sharing. Have a great day! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • When I die, i want to come back as a Martha Stewart pet. What a life!

  • I think the crows are hatching a plan to free the Turkey's before Thursday! :)

    gail

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