Here’s a little snippet from her, so you know what it’s all about:
“Corvids are birds belonging to the Corvidae family, encompassing ravens, crows, magpies, jays and nutcrackers. So peruse your corvid photo, poetry, music and story archives and join the challenge.
You can participate in the Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge by creating a pingback to this post (my pingback approval settings are set up for manual approval, so it may take a little while for your pingback to appear) and/or by leaving a hyperlink to your submission in the comments. Tag your post Corvid-2020 or C20WC. I really do hope you will join in.”
And incidentally my photo for Tracy’s challenge was also the last one I took in April, so this is also my response to Brian’s wonderful blog challenge “The Last Photo”
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th April.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”
So, here’s my photo of a Hooded Crow, or as we call it in German “mist crow” (Nebelkrähe).
The hooded crow is omnivorous and I have watched it numerous times how it drops walnuts from up high on the tarmac to break them up which just shows you how very clever hooded crows are.
It will also feed on small mammals, scraps, smaller birds, and carrion. The crow has the habit of hiding food, especially meat or nuts, in places such as rain gutters, flower pots, or in the earth under bushes, to feed on it later, sometimes on the insects that have meanwhile developed on it. Other crows often watch if another one hides food and then search this place later when the other crow has left – again: clever, eh? 😉