April 10, 2021
Since our devastating fire, I certainly have a new appreciation for crows. We have two who visit us almost every day. Some have postulated they are actually ravens, but I discovered the two—ravens and crows—are part of the Crovids family which includes rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, coughs and nutcrackers. Such hilarious monikers. Bottom line: even their variations are clever.
Earlier this week, I spied one of them perched on a burnt saguaro stalk to the south of us and decided I needed to go out and capture him on paper, at least.
Daily Whip Out: "The Crow Has Landed"
It was Juni Fisher who got me interested in what the crows were trying to say. If you've ever heard a crow cawing, they are quite insistent about something and according to Juni, it's our job to listen and figure it out.
Daily Whip Out: "Cactus Crow"
Daily Whip Out: "Something to Crow About"
"Caw, Caw, Caw—Triple C—Meet BBB"
—One Crazy Crow I Know
Special Bonus Crow Humor Quote
"It's only a murder of crows if there's probable caws."
—Old Crow Saying