07 Feb Why Crows Fly Back and Forth | Feb. 2017
Why are crows always on the move?
Crows seem to come and go.
So one day I went to the Great Council of Birds and asked,
Why is it that crows fly one way, and then fly another way?
The birds stared at me for a moment, as birds will do. Then one small bird spoke.
“Crows do this to maintain balance in the World.
If too many were to be in one place, then that place would have too many crows.
And if too few were to be in one place, then that place would have too few crows.
So crows are always on the move, going back and forth.
As with everything, this is part of the grand plan of blending what is dark with what is light.
And perhaps you have noticed that there are never too many nor too few crows in any one place for a long time.”
Then this small bird ruffled its feathers, as birds will do, while the rest nodded in agreement.
Find more at:
Wing Flaps and the Meaning of Flight
About the American Crow
Intelligent: Showing an ability to solve puzzles (e.g., leaving walnuts on a road so cars can run over them).
Sociable: Traveling with others and building nests in communities.
Cooperative: Working in teams to obtain food and drive away predators.
Omnivorous: Being able to eat almost anything.
Adaptable: Learning how to adjust to changes.
Did You Know?
The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.
Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.
Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.
Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation
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Kathryn GracePosted at 17:30h, 07 February
Love this, Steve. It fills my heart with a sense of peace. I’m sure you know the Native Americans put great store in the mystery and magic of crows, something I, without a drop of Native blood in me, felt even as a small child.
DottiePosted at 18:55h, 07 February
How fascinating to hear about how crows leave walnuts on the road so cars can break them!
Daphne RadenhurstPosted at 09:14h, 09 February
Lovely story about the crows. It has made me view them differently.
Tony GPosted at 21:43h, 09 February
Not only are you a great photographer but a Awesome Writer . . . Love it
Bob FranzPosted at 06:31h, 10 February
Obviously their contribution to the overall scheme of things is something to crow about.
Beth NavarroPosted at 10:07h, 10 February