TWO FOR THE CROW – Edgeclippings

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“I have been feeding a crippled crow for about a month now.  He has a broken ankle and has learned to walk with his foot bent under.  We have worked out a routine to distract the rest of the crows, giving him time to swoop down and grab the food I throw to the garage roof. They are really bright birds.”

Ron Edge joins the site to give us two for the crow – a crow on his garage roof, and then a sensible reflection on crows, which he has pulled from the Monday July 15, 1878 issue of the Daily Intelligencer, a precursor of the recently demised Post-Intelligencer.  It is titled, “Feeding Instead of Killing Crows.”

Ron notes that if you take some time to browse YouTube you will find pet crows, playful crows, and problem-solving crows, for instance, crows that build tools to fetch food from crannies. For the toolmaker you can use Ron’s links.

http://www.edutube.org/en/video/intelligent-crow-bends-wire-get-food-out-jar

http://users.ox.ac.uk/~kgroup/tools/crow_photos.shtml

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