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    Default clever crows indeed!!

    reading ladylouises thread on clever crows, brought to mind something i witnessed earlier this year. whilst aimlessly gazing out of my back window, something caught my eye on a neighbouring chimney stack. three carrion crows perched on the t.v. aerials on the house to the rear of my house.
    one of the crows appeared to have hold of something. i quickly grabbed my bins and found to my astonishment, that the crow was using the crossmember of the aerial as a dining table. the crow had taken the carcass of a collared dove up onto the aerial and had hung it over, whilst feeding.
    the crow was using the aerial as a tool to hold the carcass whilst keeping it up safe from other prospective diners. many times i have seen crows feeding on carrion at the sides of roads, but never seen anything like this.
    i wonder if the crow had previously had a near miss with a car at the roadside, then thought there's got to be a safer way to do this???
    has anyone seen any other behavior like this?
    i've had a go at shrinking a picture of the crow to send it in. hope it works
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    Great capture Andrew, I've certainly never seen anything like that, a very bright bird indeed.

    Not sure I'd be too happy if it were my aerial.
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    Nice one Andy B

    Would that mean the crow had aerial treat..

    Ohh dear must have forgot my tablets again

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    Great capture andy b

    A real Sky Crow
    Oh dear how how corny

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    well chocky, at least your corn will be safe with the 'sky crow' on guard!!

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    Yes. Lol. actually li would be terestral TV on that areal so my corn is well..................................Shucks

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    Oh, forgot to say, he's an FM Crow.
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    Oh dear the poor crow So now he is a Football Manager

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    Default this is getting silly!!

    by 'rook' or crook one of us will come up with a joke thats funny.
    when that happens we can stop 'raven' on about it.
    hopefully then we will be well 'chough'ed with ourselves!!
    anyway i'm going to stop this silliness because i'm feeling a little 'jay'ded.

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    he must manage newcastle ( the magpies!!!)..........yes.... i've got the set of corvidae!!

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    Excellent.
    well done

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    Wonderful picture - just stop 'crowing' about it !!!!!

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    .. ooh, would you call that the crows 'pigeon post' ?


    BTW - great story, very interesting.

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