One of my favorite things to do in the winter is to watch the crows in their daily habits. Luckily, my house happens to be near some prime rooking spots. At around 3:30 each afternoon, the skies begin to teem with crows, jostling and joining in a mass to find a place to spend the night.
Crows are also an excellent indicator of hawk activity. In the past 24 hours, I have seen crows mob and dive angrily at a Cooper’s Hawk, a Red-Tailed Hawk, and a Broad-winged Hawk. I am always pleasantly amazed at the manner in which following the behavior of a common citizen of the city (the crow) leads to observation of the powerful and elusive predators of the skies.
When not crow watching, we have been tinkering away at all sorts of things – cooperative formation and organization (more soon), building racks for our truck, participating in the planning process for a University of Minnesota farm tool design class, and placing a huge seed order.
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