Friday, January 23, 2009

Mystery in Crow City 

These crows were making quite a racket in those trees. Since they are scavengers, I looked for an injured animal, but when I got too close for comfort they flew. The mob of crows, surprisingly, included a large greyish white bird. I expected it to be a hawk, but it may well have been an owl.

So what kind of a relationship was this? Were they mobbing a predator, following a hunter whose leavings might sustain them as well?

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