A few weeks ago I made a bit of a startling discovery. Along with that, I realized I’d also entered a murderous circle, a plethora of new friends, and an opportunity to crow a little about it, if you will…
… The story of how I met my latest gang and a renewed sense of awe for their amazing wits began about 8 Wednesdays ago. I shared a snack with a few crows that were hanging around the parking lot after work. All was a few minutes of cool amusement and then I went on my way. I didn’t see them again until the following week, another Wednesday. So, I again shared my snack.
The third Wednesday I came out to a whole row of them on the power lines above me, waiting. That made me laugh, but alas, I had no snacks. I couldn’t believe they learned in only 2 sessions which day of the week I’d likely have snacks and about the fact that they knew which day of the week it was!
The next Wednesday, they were there again. Not the day before nor after. Of course I came duly prepared. In the weeks since, they’ve changed up the timing a little. As the days get warmer, it seems as though they’ve decided it’s better to come by for a cooler morning treat, so they’re waiting as I arrive now. Not one to be seen during my departure in the hot afternoon. Now, about that fact they know what time I arrive!
I guess I could say they’ve trained me as efficiently as my dog has. Absolutely nothing bird-brained about these amazing educators. They definitely pay me back for the for sustenance devotion with regular rounds of laughs at their antics and their propensity to show off how they easily outwit other birds.
I don’t know how long this fine-feathered courtship will last, but for now they’ve definitely changed the drift of ‘hump day’.
Well, as they say, it’s all about the little things…
Time to make like the birds and flock off. Enjoy your weekend.