Saturday, February 7, 2009

Camera Critters & Shadow Shots: Lunch Time for the Crows

I'm combining CAMERA CRITTERS and SHADOW SHOTS this week.

These crows visit each day. They come as a group and work their way lawn to lawn ending at this house which sits at the end of the road.

They eat their fill and bask in the sun - as does this wonderful tree.


57 comments:

bobbie said...

Nice little bunch of crows, lunching at your place. And the tree shadow against the house is gorgeous.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Funny..I have had crows here to eating some of the cracked corn I have out..

Flo said...

Nice pictures. I love crows since we don't have them here.

You can find mine over at Feather, Fur, Fins

Robin said...

Great shadow shot, really good definition.

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

This is jst as cute as ever.

VEry nice shot! and look at the crows, seems they knew ur there to take a shot §:-)

ENjoy ur Sunday!

Rosebud Collection said...

Crow are loud birds, but they are fun to watch. Beautiful pictures..I almost forgot what leaves on a tree look like..Happy SSS..

Greyscale Territory said...

Great variety of long and short shadows. Especially loved the detail of the tree's shadow on the wall!

Tina said...

thats lovely how they stop by every day. i only ever see crows once in a while

Hot Fudge said...

What a magnificent tree, and it's nice to see the crows have somewhere so beautiful to dine each day.

Terri said...

Aren't crows fascinating? I think they're so smart. I also photographed crows this week. They are everywhere around here!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Great shadow of the tree on the house. I wonder of the crows even notice it. ;-)

Carletta said...

I've always thought crows are creepy. I think it's something from childhood - maybe Hitchcock and the Birds. I have been trying to get a good pic of one though. :)
I love the shadow of the tree on the house! Enlarging the first one I thought the shadows of the bush on the left were pretty nifty too.

Sandra Ree said...

Your tree shadow shot looks amazing on the house! Happy SSS to you!

Anna said...

We get these big groups of crows in our yard sometimes, too.

Sweet Repose said...

I love to watch crows, they aren't liked much in the summer though around here, they peck holes in the watermelons and cantelopes...they git there butts shot too!

Have a great weekend!

sharon

Sue said...

Terrific pics! We get crows around here too, but I have not seen any around in a very long time.

My Camera Critters entry is here

Thank you for stopping by! :)

ratmammy said...

they must get some good eats! Lucky crows...

Dianne said...

bobbie - that house gets the coolest shadows!!

rambling - they've been coming every day for quite a while now, some of them are huge!

flo - I've always thought they were like the naughty rock stars of bird world

robin - thanks!! the light was on my side :)

richies - I had to sneak up on them and used the zoom - they take off at the slightest sound

rosebud - that tree has these weird branches coming out of its lower trunk and they're always gold - no one knows why

greyscale - thank you!!

tina - usually around the same time too - between 3 and 4 in the afternoon

hot fudge - I need to post a shot of the whole tree - it is beautiful :)

terri - they seem very organized and I think they're beautiful

EG - the crows appear to be very busy grocery shopping ;)

carletta - I used to be afraid of birds, all birds - a few years ago I started watching a family in the tree by my kitchen window and now I'm in love :)

sandra - thank you!!

anna - sometimes there are 20 or more, freaks some people out - my son hates it

sweet - ahhhh - I could never shoot at anything - except my ex of course

sue - my guys are regulars, glad you liked the shots :)

Dianne said...

ratmammy - there's lots of stuff around and feeders everywhere - they look real healthy

Gina said...

Gorgeous tree shadows..and the rhododendrons and other plants make lovely shadow too! Happy Sunday :D

M.Kate said...

We've got lots of crows at our home too but they are always high up on a tree or roof. Wonderful SSS :D

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

Makes me think of Alfred Hitchcock and "The Birds".

Hey Harriet said...

Great crow shadows! I like crows but they sure are noisy little critters! :)

Grammy said...

Great photo. We do not have many crows any more.
Have a great week.

Paz said...

Love your shadow and critters shots!

Paz

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a pretty shadow that tree casts! The birds look pretty content to be in it's shadow too!

Sylvia K said...

Those little guys just do make themselves at home, don't they? Love the shadows of the tree, really beautiful! Hope you're feeling better!

magiceye said...

they are real scavengers!
have a look at the closeup of one of these guys that i have posted today!

Dianne said...

gina - this house is beautifully landscaped and has sun all day, it sits on the corner property

m.kate - these guys walk around ;)

tamy - that was such a great, scary movie

hey harriet - they are!! these guys make a racket and then other birds start screeching and then the dogs all bark

grammy - thanks :)

paz - thanks :)


summer - it's a great place for shadows :)

sylvia - they run the joint ;)

magiceye - uh oh - now I'm scared

Raven said...

Lovely shots. I like crows, which is good because there are a lot of them around here. I'm feeling more hopeful about Spring because this week I've seen some other birds who have been scarce... blue jay and cardinal this morning and over the week a woodpecker and another little bird I can't name. Nice to see green. I'm so sick of snow.

Mamapippa said...

Great shadows !

Gallery Juana said...

We have lots of crows where we live. They have learned to put a whole nut on the road for cars to run over the nut. Then the crow returns to pick up the cracked nut and eat what's inside.

Kat said...

wow that tree looks powerful, those crows are mad, they look like they are having a picnic on yur lawn!

High Desert Diva said...

I like crows.

Cool subject for ss

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice tree shadow on the house. And I LOVE crows. This was especially for me, wasn't it??? ;-) hehehehe

Dianne said...

raven - I just looked out the window this morn and all the snow melted! it's warm here today

mamapippa - thanks :)

gallery - that's fantastic!! how clever

kat - it is a majestic tree, I have to take a shot of the whole tree

high desert - thanks :)

pagan - yes it was!! ;)

Jedediah said...

Nice shots. I love it how crows are always hanging out together, being noisy and watching out for each other.

Gattina said...

So they are holding a meeting at your home every day ? that must be quite noisy !

Lisa B. said...

Lots of lovely shadows in those shots:-)

June said...

I always thought crows somewhat ominous until someone told me that they are nature's garbage men...they take the "trash" of the land. Now I look at them more fondly. No doubt that's what these guys are doing!

Janie said...

The crows seem to be enjoying lunch and socializing under your tree. Nice photo.

Reader Wil said...

Crows always work in flocks, amazing isn't it?! They can also work in couples for they are faithful to their partners. At least I was told so. Thank you for sharing.

CrAzY Working Mom said...

Oh, the poop they could leave behind. *LOL*

Nice shots. :)

My CC

Dancin' Fool said...

They must feel very relaxed and safe. Lovely shots.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Crows fascinate me, they are so intelligent. Great shadow shot, too.

Alissa Nicolau said...

Awesome. Love the bold tree shadow against the house.

Have a happy shadow finding week!

Bruce said...

Birdies, birdies...I so love birdies!!!

Joyoz said...

Crows sometimes scary but they're really cute. Looks like someone is feeding the birds.

twobarkingdogs said...

great photos, thanks for sharing!

storyteller's other blog said...

Ohmygosh ... what a LOT of crows! We have some around here, but I seldom see more than 2-3 at a time. I like the way you combined these activities. I like multi-tasking myself.
Hugs and blessings,

Twinkle Star Art said...

I should imagine things get a bit noisy at your place. Love the tree shadow against the house, beautiful!

AppleDebbie said...

What a great way to combine Camera Critters with Shadow Shots! Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

Manz said...

Great idea to combine the 2 memes - the bottom photo is fantastic due to the shadows you captured - that is, in my opinion ;)

It's interesting. You don't need to see any more of the actual tree, because the shadow tells so much.

I think this may be my 3rd time visiting your cc - I know I'll be coming back for more.

And thanks for dropping by my cc post for the week - it was good to see you again.

Lapa37 said...

My yard is always full of them they sure are a noisy bunch when they visit.Good pictures and thanks for stopping by.

Dianne said...

jedediah - they do look out for each other :)

gattina - they hold many meetings all over the place lol

lisa b - thanks :)

june - I didn't know that. since this is NJ lord knows there's enough trash for them all ;)

janie - they do seem content :)

wil - I didn't know that either, I love all the things we learn from each other

CWM - this is NJ! who would notice hehehehehe

dancin' fool - they seem to :)

adrienne - I'm learning so much about them

alissa - thanks! that house has the best shadows

bruce - I know you do!! behave yourself ;)

joyoz - there are feeders everywhere here - most of the neighbors are bird lovers as well as lots of insects in the soil

twobarkingdogs - thanks :)

storyteller - doing one thing at a time makes me mess up lol

twinkle - they do got very loud! and then the other birds start screaming and then dogs start barking - it's a symphony!

appledebbie - it seemed made for the two - thanks

manz - I'm so glad you enjoy it here - your blog is wonderful :)

lapa37 - I always hear them before I see them

lisaschaos said...

It always makes me nervous to see so many in one place.

Heart of Rachel said...

I don't mind observing them from a far. I'm a little scared of crows when they come near.