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Man raises baby crow, realizes he's stuck with it for the next 25 years

Lee Calvert (46) of Dorset, England took in a days-old abandoned baby crow at the beginning of the pandemic last year. Now the bird is fully grown and this video reveals it to be the boss over Calvert and his dogs. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Delightful Creatures, Calvert, Crows, Dorset England, Cute Animal Videos, Questionably Cute Animal Videos, Lee Calvert


Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: Doze or Doughs or Does (the Deer kind) at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: Nov. 7, 2020)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using Doze or Doughs or Does (the Deer kind) at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additiona...
Tags: Facebook, Humor, Sheep, Contests, Limerick, Battle Of The Sexes, Don, Crows, Writing Prompts, Limericks, Facebook Limerick, Behavior & Personality, Limerick Competition, Limerick Contest, Limerick Writing Contest, Limerick & Haiku Prompts


Crows are self-aware just like us, says new study

Crows and the rest of the corvid family keep turning out to be smarter and smarter.New research observes them thinking about what they've just seen and associating it with an appropriate response.A corvid's pallium is packed with more neurons than a great ape's. It's no surprise that corvids — the "crow family" of birds that also includes ravens, jays, magpies, and nutcrackers — are smart. They use tools, recognize faces, leave gifts for people they like, and there's even a video on Facebook sh...
Tags: Facebook, Germany, Neuroscience, Intelligence, Birds, Innovation, Consciousness, University of Washington, Glenn, Ozzie, John Marzluff, Crows, University of Tübingen, Cognitive Science, Andreas Nieder, Suzana Herculano Houzel


Corvid vs cat

In an unscheduled break from Covid, here's a corvid ruining a cat's day.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Crows


These Crows Evolved Into a New Species, Boned the Old Species Too Much, Now Back Where They Started

Hundreds of thousands of years ago, a glacier advanced upon the Pacific Northwest, its ice forming a natural barrier that fractured crows into two populations. These populations began to diverge into two separate species, which ornithologists decided were distinguishable by small differences in body measurements and…Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Birds, Evolution, Ecology, Pacific Northwest, Ice Age, Crows, Birdmodo


Crows being trained to pick up trash at French park

You can befriend crows and, apparently, also train them to pick up trash by rewarding them with food. The Guardian: Six crows trained to pick up cigarette ends and rubbish will be put to work next week at a French historical theme park, according to its president. “The goal is not just to clear up, because the visitors are generally careful to keep things clean” but also to show that “nature itself can teach us to take care of the environment”, said Nicolas de Villiers of the Puy du Fou park,...
Tags: Post, News, France, Trash, Villiers, Crow, Puy, Vendee, Rooks, Crows, Nicolas de Villiers


French Theme Park Employs Trained Birds to Pick Up Cigarette Butts

A French theme park has begun using six trained birds belonging to the crow family to pick up litter and cigarette butts, the BBC reports.Read more...
Tags: Science, Bbc, Birds, Theme Park, Cigarettes, Crows


Raccoon Vs. Crow Is the Alien Vs. Predator of Trash Animals

Nature isn’t always pretty. Sometimes it’s just gnarly as hell.Read more...
Tags: Science, Raccoons, Crows, Waste Weasels, Night Pigeons


Crows Are Officially More Badass Than Ravens, Citizen Scientists Report

Crows and ravens are hard to tell apart, but basically, the common raven is bigger than the American and Northwestern crow. So, you might think that ravens would win in a fight. But that doesn’t seem to be the case. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Birds, Ravens, Crows, Avian Intelligence, Birdmodo, Bird Intelligence


Neat Experiment Suggests Crows Are Even Better Tool-Makers Than We Thought

New research shows that crows can recreate tools from memory, a capacity previously thought impossible for birds. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Memory, Birds, Crows, Animal Intelligence, Birbs, Tool Making, Corvids, New Caledonian Crows, Animal Tool Making


Neat Experiment Suggests Crows Are Even Better Toolmakers Than We Thought

New research shows that crows can recreate tools from memory, a capacity previously thought impossible for birds. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Memory, Birds, Crows, Animal Intelligence, Birbs, Tool Making, Corvids, New Caledonian Crows, Animal Tool Making


Crows hold "funerals" for their dead and this very weird experiment revealed why

According to researcher Kaeli Swift of the University of Washington's Avian Conservation Laboratory, crows hold "funerals." When they see a corpse of their own kind they gather together and squawk loudly. To determine what they may be doing, Swift displayed a taxidermied dead crow to other crows. On some days though, she wore a creepy mask and wig. After multiple experiments with and without her disguise or the dead bird, the crows appeared to remember "the experience with the mask and dead c...
Tags: Video, Murder, Science, News, Animals, Birds, Swift, Crows, Kaeli Swift


Good birdie! This box trains crows to collect cigarette butts for cleaner cities

The Crowbar is designed to offer crows a tasty treat every time they deposit a cigarette filter. The device may help keep our city streets cleaner by incentivizing crows to do the dirty work. The post Good birdie! This box trains crows to collect cigarette butts for cleaner cities appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Design, Animals, Environment, Trends, Features, Trash, Emerging Tech, Crows, City Living


How to befriend your neighborhood crows

Befriending crows doesn't appeal to me much. Their dark and ominous ways freak me out a little. My neighborhood murder (which really says all you need to know, doesn't it?) perch in the tree outside my front door for hours at a time, squawking loudly, presumably at my indoor tabby cat who's imprisoned behind the front window. However, if YOU want to make friends with crows, be my guest.Find some food that the crow seems to like. This requires some trial and error, as they can —or maybe it's just...
Tags: Post, News, Friendship, Birds, Costco, Don, Crows, Interspecies Friendship


Crows atop other birds

Crows are smart, and they can be kind of jerks sometimes. To wit: this series of crows perched or riding on top of other birds. Their victims range from indifferent to grumpy. (more…)
Tags: Post, Family, Kids, News, Funny, Nature, Birds, Pictures, Crows


Army Reserves to Receive CROW System

The reserve component of the U.S. Army will begin receiving the XM153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon System (CROWS) this year in bulk issue. Last year ten Army Reserve units received the remotely controlled mounted weapon system, but due to supply and logistical issues the rest of the Reserve’s vehicle fleet slotted to receive it didn’t get […] Read More … The post Army Reserves to Receive CROW System appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Photos, Video, News, Guns, Training, Companies, Military, Reserves, Rc, Misc, Daily News, U.S. Army, Army Reserve, Crows, Other Gear & Gadgets, NFA / Suppressors / Class III


Crow has ulterior motives

Office workers try to feed a wild crow, which wants something other than food.
Tags: Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Crows


Inspector Crow: birds investigate cause of death when they find a body

Do Crows hold funerals? Nah, not really, but they're up to something when one among the murder is murdered, and scientists are fascinated by their behavior around fallen comrades. Calling to each other, gathering around, and paying special attention to a fallen comrade is common among the highly intelligent corvids, a group of birds that includes crows, jays, magpies, and ravens, says Kaeli Swift, a Ph.D student in environmental science at the University of Washington. (See "Are Crows Smarter ...
Tags: Post, News, Animals, Masks, Intelligence, Investigations, Crows


Why are birds attacking people in Vancouver? Science gives us a map!

Seems the animal uprising continues on the North American continent! Vancouver humans are under attack by aggressive crows. Jim O'Leary, an instructor at Langara College, has developed an interactive map of the attacks, but as yet offers no explanation for the aggressive birds. Via the CBC website: "You could go out on the street and you could see the crows, literally, coming and hitting people on the head." O'Leary hopes his map will reveal some patterns in where crows attack. For instanc...
Tags: Post, Vancouver, Cbc, Leary, Crows, Animals Fight Back, Jim O Leary, Langara College


Why are birds attacking people in Vancouver?

Seems the animal uprising continues on the North American continent! Vancouver humans are under attack by aggressive crows. Jim O'Leary, an instructor at Langara College, has developed an interactive map of the attacks, but as yet offers no explanation for the aggressive birds. Via the CBC website: "You could go out on the street and you could see the crows, literally, coming and hitting people on the head." O'Leary hopes his map will reveal some patterns in where crows attack. For instanc...
Tags: Post, Vancouver, Cbc, Leary, Crows, Animals Fight Back, Jim O Leary, Langara College


AFL: five things we learned from round 14 | Kathryn Kernohan

Solidarity for Phil Walsh as teams rally in support; Swans revert to what works; Collingwood’s agony; Ablett a king amongst men; the Bulldogs new talismanThe footy world has always had a way of rallying around its own like no other, evidenced by the outpouring of grief shown after the passing of former Melbourne coach Dean Bailey or Port Adelaide player John McCarthy, or more recently the support shown towards Neale Daniher and his brave public battle with motor neurone disease. From the outside...
Tags: Cats, Sport, Australia sport, Adelaide, Melbourne, AFL, Australian rules football, Collingwood, Port Adelaide, Hawthorn, Adelaide Oval, Walsh, John McCarthy, Bulldogs, MCG, Ablett