Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Keeping an eye on the crow

I was watching a crow feeding on the ground, picking morsels of food from a large chunk it was pinning to the ground with its foot when this Herring Gull flying over saw the scene, found it as interesting and quickly tipped its wing and landed low on a shed roof overlooking the crow. I had just the time to take this shot, as the gull decided maybe it wasn't worth trying to steal the crows food with me as witness, and took off.

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  1. I saw a face-off between a Carrion Crow and a Lesser Black-Backed Gull last year, and the crow definitely seemed to have the upper hand. The gull had killed a Feral Pigeon, seizing it by the scruff of the neck in the air over the lake and drowning it, and was eating it, but left the carcase unattended for a moment. The crow took possession and wouldn't let the gull near. However, the gull noticed that the pigeon's wing was sticking out to the side and managed to snatch it away without getting too close to the crow. Pictures on my blog