I am back home in Utah, I am exhausted but it was wonderful seeing some of my favorite locations in Idaho and Montana. I’ve still got a lot to do after a trip like this including emails to catch up on, files to send and a small mound of laundry to wash so I am going to keep this short and sweet. Well, as short as American Crow fledglings can be.
I don’t have many American Crow photos partly because where I find them most often are in urban settings where it is difficult to photograph. Stick 26 inches of camera and lens out the window in a city and you can make some people nervous or maybe even get the police called for suspicious activity and I don’t need that kind of drama.
There is an area of northeastern Idaho though where I see American Crows in abundance just outside of a small town. When I saw some American Crow fledglings on the rails train track I couldn’t resist trying to photograph them. There were several fledglings on the rails but I liked how these two young American Crows were relatively close together and both looking the same direction, up the rails and to the north and not looking at me.
American Crows, and corvids in general, are very intelligent and are not only capable of using tools but also tool construction and are now considered to be among the world’s most intelligent animals. They must be, they don’t involve themselves in politics.
Life is good.