Friday, April 15, 2016

A to Z Challenge 2016: M is for Murder

M is for Murder

Well, maybe it was only an attempted murder!

We're enjoying the birds at Sunset Bay State Park, even the crows, and there are a lot of them!  Of course, when I wanted a photo of a group of crows (a murder), I could only find these two.  We have learned to never leave anything edible untended.  Our first evening here a crow made off with half of a hamburger bun!

Look at the beautiful blue color of this Steller's Jay.

I couldn't get close enough to this woodpecker to get a good picture.  He was feasting on the swarming ants in the fence post.

We've got A Field Guide to Western Birds and some good binoculars.  I think I might be able to identify a few birds by the time we leave here.


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  2. I never knew that a group of crows was called a murder. I had to google it and the origin was speculative. I am always fascinated when I see a smaller bird aggressively chasing a crow. I'm assuming the crow has gotten a little too close to the smaller bird's nest.

  3. We have a lot of crows around here, too. I've even seen a murder of crows in the trees at dusk. :-)

  4. I know where that place is. Smack dab in the middle of one of the most beautiful coastlines anywhere.
    We've got crows everywhere here. Every day in the early morning and late afternoon, there are hundreds of them flying to and from their roosts. Needless to say, there are plenty of droppings left in the path...

  5. We have a crow couple that returns to our yard, or the neighbor's, to nest and raise young. Kinda' fun.


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