But I've gotta say, holy cow, have you been watching the crows flying around these days?
Crows are all over the city right now. Just look up and I can almost guarantee that you'll see one, maybe a whole bunch. Watching them pitch and roll and play with each other never fails to lift my heart.
I know that corvids are complicated birds to love, on one hand, they're incredibly smart (and always remember a face), on the other, their increased numbers are often correlated with declines in other birds (see Rebecca Solnit's excellent essay "A Murder of Crows: On Globalized Species" for more on this).