- Crows on Campus (University of Washington page on the crows)
- Bothell Crows Facebook page (They have their facebook page...they are that big of a deal!)
- A great video of them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98N18-Kp88)
- The Experience of 10,000 Crows (The Metropolitan Field Guide)
- A video about the crows made by The Metropolitan Field Guide (https://youtu.be/T6MFRpwiZ7A)
Overall dimensions of print including blank margins: 8 x 10 1/4 inches --- 1 inch = 2,54 cm --- Type of paper: Heavier, wove --- Publisher: Abraham Rees, Longman, Hurst, Paternoster, London, as the Acts Directs --- Legend to the illustrations in the print: Fig. 1. Raven, 2. Magpie, 3. Nutcracker, 4. Jay, 5. Crested Jay, 6. Common Roller.
- Caption below print: '"Grip," The Late Mr. Charles Dickens's Raven'
- Condition: Good; suitable for framing. However, please note: Verso text quite apparent; Blemish in margin.
- Size: 12.5 x 22.5cm, 4.75 x 8.75 inches (Medium)
- Type & Age: Year printed 1870. Antique wood engraved print
- Verso: There are images and/or text printed on the reverse side of the picture. In some cases this may be visible on the picture itself (please check the scan prior to your purchase) or around the margin of the picture.
And more kitten/cats with crows...
Corvids feature in the cave art of early humans. Their voices and actions reportedly stimulate human language and culture. Some research suggests that when humans interact with social crows, the things they see and learn can inspire their own rapid cultural evolution. Crows also seem to do things that people do (“talk” to each other, steal and hide things, use tools, “tease” other species, play), so it’s possible we’re all learning from one another.You can read the whole article here.
In a year with a heavy cone crop a single nutcracker can cache between 22,000 and 33,000 seeds in over 7,000 individual cache sites (Vander Wall & Balda, 1977). Birds may place between one and 14 seeds per cache. Birds continue caching until the crop is depleted or snow covers the caching areas (Vander Wall & Balda, 1977). Possibly, birds curtail caching after snow remains on the ground because to cache in these conditions would reveal cache location by their foot prints left in the snow.2The Clark's Nutcracker possesses a number of abilities and physical attributes that help them thrive. They have excellent spatial memory abilities which allow these clever corvids to "learn and generalize geometric rules about the placement of landmarks." They use the landscape and even the sun (as a compass) to help them cache seeds. Their strong beaks help them crack open seeds, hence their name. Their long, pointed wings help them for strong flight to great distances. They can cache up to 22 km (a little over 13 and a half miles!). The Clark's Nutcracker "can carry seeds 1,900 m up the side of the Peaks."3 They use 'bill-clicking' which is the rapid opening and closing of the mandibles, to help determine if the seed is full as well as determine the thickness of the seed coat which saves time when seeds are abundant in the spring and summer. So intelligent are they, the Clark's Nutcracker can discern between pinyon pine seeds that have nut meet and those that are empty just by observing the color of the shell. WOW! Corvids are so intelligent! Sources: