These photos were taken May 2/20.
Some of my readers may have gleaned the info that I live in an area that seems to be overrun with crows and that there is no love lost between us. As dawn comes earlier and earlier, so does my morning wakeup call. I expect it will be at 4:30 AM by June 21. For the time being, we enjoy a bit more crow silence thanks to the local Merlin Falcon pair. I hope they stick around, but typically by mid summer, they have moved on.
the 5 o’clock Crow
The 5 o’clock crow arrives with a caw and chimney cap tap,
I’m so tired of this, I can’t take any more of this crow crap.
But just as the caws raise to a loud, annoying crescendo,
the shrieks of my local heroes silence them and they then go
away on the air, pooping, spinning and silently swirlin’,
while I enjoy the shrill, piercing calls of two falcons, Merlin.