07 Feb Why Crows Fly Back and Forth
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 in any one place for a long time.”
Then this bird ruffled its feathers while the rest nodded in agreement.
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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.
Have you visited the American Bird Conservancy’s web site? It’s packed with useful info about bird conservation. See: American Bird Conservancy
They published an outstanding book about bird conservation. See: Bird Conservation