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Posted by crikkett in Astrology, Spirituality & Alternative Healing Group
Thu Jan 29th 2009, 10:38 AM
Or are you working from secondhand stereotypes ('classic fantasy stories and films')

Ravens and crows are known to eat Carrion and they're smart enough to know that columns of marching troops lead to supper. That's where the fear of crows comes from, I think.

I have a parrot and we walk together outside. I look at what he looks at, and so I've learned a lot about my neighborhood crows over the years.

My neighborhood crows and the ravens in my nearby forest are very nice. They protect smaller birds against hawks and eagles. And they look out for us, too.

I allow my parrot outside on my porch and in my front yard, in not-awful weather. Certain neighborhood crows come down to 'our level' to visit him. I think they're a pair that live in the tree shading my house. They don't eat his food or his litter (smaller birds and squirrels do), but just hang out on the fence nearby. In fact my bird's developed a special call for them.

When he was very young, they once stood outside our windows to holler warnings at us when a hawk was around so we can take him inside. Over time we learned to listen out for them.

On another occasion my husband and I were trying to fly our parrot in our neighborhood park. He did fly, and decided to land in a tree instead the of the ground near me (which was normal). It was a rather quiet and empty day at the park (or we wouldn't try this stunt) and when Bird landed, DH and I were knocked off our feet by an eruption of cheers -- from a flock of crows roosting in an enormous eucalyptus at the other end of the field. It was obvious they were watching us. The noise continued as we rummaged for a fallen branch and fished my bird out of the tree -- in waves, much the way you'd expect an audience to laugh and cheer a good comedy. I will never forget that day. I almost felt like bowing to them before we left.



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