Saturday, October 25, 2008

this is not a blog about birds

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).

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