The crows are so suspicious. They do not want you to be near when they are eating. I wonder if this is due to years of humans eating crows or because people in general are not nice to them or are they just super private birds? They won’t eat with me present. They could just wait until I walk into another room and swoop in to grab some peanuts. They could wait until I close my blinds. They generally do. They circle around like vultures waiting for me to get lost so they can eat in peace. I decided to stick around my porch today — to try to watch them, see if I could take their picture. They did not like that idea much at all. They were cawwing and bouncing on the peak of the adjacent rooftop sqwaking their protest at my presence. It was rather humorous. They really wanted rid of me. So, I obliged. And a few minutes later…they swooped in to gather the peanuts. I caught some at a distance through the blinds, through the glass door and through my porch. Here they are…
We feed our crows peanuts daily. With the issues around salmonella and peanuts — I have been a bit nervous about giving them to the crows. I bought some peanuts I thought were safe AFTER the recalled products left the shelf but upon inspecting these peanuts — I am not so certain.
We put out peanuts without shells today for the first time. They were a hit. The crows like not having to open the shells and they attracted two more kinds of birds as well. =) Fun!
The crows seemed to be done for the day. The bowl was still about 1/4 full but they flew off. However, when a stellar jay showed up and started eating some of the peanuts, they came back cawing and trying to scare him off. He flew away but then when they flew off, he flew back. It was rather comical to watch. =) I think the new peanuts attracted him.