Since retiring I have developed some new habits and one is standing at the back window watching activity in the yard. After a recent light snowfall my wife, Lynn , threw some bread pieces on the deck. I was not surprised at all to see a large American Crow swoop down and grab a postage stamp size morsel but I was curious when it flew to the top of the garage and pushed it under the fresh layer of snow. As I continued to watch , the crow flew away but returned in about 2 minutes with another crow. They landed on the garage and the crow I assumed to be #1 uncovered the hidden treasure and stepped aside while the crow in tow began to feed. At that point the alpha crow , if there’s any such thing , hopped around to the back and mounted crow #2. I hope they didn’t notice me in the window , it is hard to tell when a crow blushes. It was my David Attenborough moment!

Location: Benson Ave., Peterborough
Observer: Terry O’Keefe

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.