Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Watch Crow & The Ghost Crow

Awhile ago, we happened to pass a construction site. They really did not want any trespassing! But instead of watchdogs, they seemed to have a watch crow guarding the place. And he was vigilant.



Uh OH! Looks like we've been spotted. Since we had no hard hats in the car, we made a speedy retreat.

Whew, that was a close call. Come to think of it, this incident reminded me of the time we spotted a crow sitting on his own gravestone. Must have been a ghost crow.

“Frost glimmered on the morning fields. Crows called across the pewter afternoons.”

James Carlos Blake

“Ephraim is fickle and scattered, like a flock of blackbirds, their beauty dissipated in confusion and clamor, Frenetic and noisy, frigid and barren, and nothing to show for it—“
Hosea 9

21 comments:

Small Kucing said...

There is an old believe here that each time a crow crows, someone will die :(

Not a favourite birds in the old days and current days too coz they tend to go after the rubbish bins

Margaret Adamson said...

He was a good look out for people without hard hats!!

Tanya Breese said...

ha, that was cute! i love crows but they are quick when they see me pull out my camera!

Sandra said...

I think the crow was considering doing you know what on your head and that is why people need hard hats. LOL.. great shots and i like the one on the tombstone. hope you are not snowed in today...

From the Kitchen said...

That crow on the tombstone is a winner!

Best,
Bonnie

Nancy Chan said...

Ginny, the crow stayed still for you to photograph it. Over here, crows have multiplied in great numbers and are treated as pests.

Chatty Crone said...

Maybe there was some food around - they are scavengers! lol

Rose said...

Ghost crow...hahaha That is a good one. How lucky you were to be there at the right time to capture him on the headstone!

Tamago said...

Watch crow! Oh he seems quite vigilant indeed! We sure need a hardhat to enter while he is watching!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love crows!! They are so smart and wise.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

That is wild! I love your new header.

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those watch crows sound dangerous. Ha!Ha!

LV said...

Just goes to show you never know who is watching you,

Ann Thompson said...

Love the shot of the crow on the headstone

Terri B said...

How neat..he really does look like he is on guard. Love the headstone shot!

DeniseinVA said...

This is a cute post Ginny. Your photos of the crows are great and you have caught the sun shining on their feathers. I have enjoyed this, thank you :)

Shug said...

You never cease to amaze me!! You always come up with the most unusual pictures... Things completely out of the ordinary.
Blessings

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm smiling about that vigilant crow! We have a couple of crows that like to sit high in a tree across the street. My husband is certain they follow us to the bank, to the grocery store and to... whatever.

Chris Scheuer said...

Haha, watch out for those crows. My mom used to have a bunch in her neighborhood. One of them would sit on the telephone wire right behind her back door and it seemed that he "kept watch" because as soon as she would open the door and throw out some stale bread or crackers, suddenly he would signal to the others and there would be 6-8 crows in her yard gobbling up the bread. I would love to know how they communicate with each other. Won't it be fun to someday ask the Creator of the crows questions like that? :)

Filip and Kristel said...

Spooky crow.

Greetings,
Filip

Connie said...

Wow! That shot of the crow on the headstone is priceless. When would you ever see that again. Love your kitchen cabinet door. It looks wonderful:)
Have a lovely weekend.
Connie :)