As I mentioned in the previous post, the way to tell a Northern Crow from a Raven is the lack of the shaggy mane. Size is not a great indicator as this crow is pretty big also.
|Profile of Crow.|
Pretty impressive looking isn't he?
Notice the light reflection in his eye?
These are the same guys that I attract with the peanuts, and they're getting fairly use to Boom & I.
|In Profile Again|
If you look closely you can see the snow on his beak as they get their moisture from the snow an indication of their adaption to a northern climate.
Again you can never get enough RedPolls.
Just as a change of pace I thought I'd include these American Goldfinch. Another splash of colour against the black of the crows.
Love 'em all. Keep 'em coming! :)ReplyDelete
Brilliant again Gary.ReplyDelete
Nice photos of the Crows and it looks like you have a great variety of birds around you.ReplyDelete
Fantastic images Gary. I am starting to really envy your lifestyle. Enjoy your hikes as the weather improves.ReplyDelete
Love them all!ReplyDelete
I had noticed someone made a comment on an earlier post about the crow and it was your raven. So glad you have posted the difference.ReplyDelete
Here it's crows - loud and noisy. :)
I just got my finch feeders ready today. My Mom thought she saw one. I'm anxious for their return.
Wonderful set of images!
Carletta@Round The Bend
Nice photos Gary. I'm fortunate to have both Crow and Raven over and in my garden. Wish I had some Redpolls though.ReplyDelete
Excellent post and images again Gary.ReplyDelete
some birds are quite acrobatic. :)ReplyDelete
HE Is a fab looking crow! Love the redpolls and the the little gold finch!! All great birdsReplyDelete
Interesting to learn about the crow and raven. Love those Redpolls! I don't get to see those...so pretty!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful. Very nice shots.ReplyDelete
A great series of pictures. Redpolls are some of my favorites, but they have not showed up the last two winters.ReplyDelete
Hi Gary. An interesting tutorial on crow v ravens -- something I've always wonderd about. I love the red polls too -- the only time (maybe I said this before) I've ever seen them was in Port Aransas TX. Nobody there was too excited b/c they were quite common, but we don't have them in the Pacific Northwest, that I know of, so it was a first for us.ReplyDelete
Hi Gary I just discovered your blog and have been moving thru the older postings. I am in awe of the amount of definition you are getting in the feathers of the crows and ravens. I would love you add you to my favorite blogs if that is okay?ReplyDelete
Fabulous pics, just terrific!ReplyDelete
Great stuff Gary! I was out chasing Red Winged black birds today and I wish I was getting the feather definition your achieving. So I'm guessing this bird was a Hugin impostor then?ReplyDelete
Nice shots, Gary -- the crows are impressive, but I really love those little redpolls!ReplyDelete
Thanks teswisgirl for thr great compliments.ReplyDelete
Quite a lot mick and more as global warming increases.ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrew. Just retire to make time for nature!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Joo say hello to Ira.ReplyDelete
Even the crows are big here Caretta,so they easy to confuse with ravens if you can't see the shaggy mane.ReplyDelete
I think most of my RedPolls have returned to the Tundra Adam.ReplyDelete
They sure are NF.ReplyDelete
Alas, Mary my RedPolls have left for home.ReplyDelete
That's too bad Bill as they sure brighten winter.ReplyDelete
Ah, all those shots are so lovely!ReplyDelete
Crows are fascinating to me and the RedPoll & Finch are such beautiful birds too!
They're sure interesting Sallie.ReplyDelete
Great Guy. Some of the change is because of the sigma 150-500mm lens.ReplyDelete
Sort of a junior Hugin, Springman.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pat. The RedPolls are a real welcome addition to winter.ReplyDelete
Amazing the colour they bring to the white winter landscape, Nicole.ReplyDelete
Love the textures of patterns on that RedPoll! Fascinating! And your crow seems to be more of a sooty black than ours which are shiny blue/black in summer (or seem to be) and just rich black in winter!ReplyDelete
The crows are just showing off in their posing now I think Greyscale Territory.ReplyDelete
No redpolls here- haven't made their way far enough west I suppose. Plenty of crows though!ReplyDelete
A nice post and great images. Super!ReplyDelete
Good captures of that all black bird - well done!ReplyDelete
Excellent shots of the Crow! I've been unable to achieve any decent photos of this bird_ he's too wary.ReplyDelete
Great post, Gary! Love your pictures of the Redpolls and you neat comparison of Crows vs Ravens. There is actually an article in eBird (3/22) about the distinction along with links to their vocaliztions.ReplyDelete
Lots of crows everywhere I think Mike.ReplyDelete
Thanks Fotokarusellen for the kind words.ReplyDelete
Try bribing him BRC!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Hilke and I checked out ebird.ReplyDelete
There are crows in the woods at the ponds and they are HUGE but they never let me get a good shot of them. So, I shall simply enjoy your photos! And I do!ReplyDelete
Great photos.. I especially love the shots of the crow!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous photos indeed! Since I am very used to see crows in Istanbul, my favourite is the female Redpoll :)ReplyDelete
Enjoy him all you want EmptyNester. I notice he visits with his wife now.ReplyDelete
Hi MT. Well the RedPolls are from north of me and so are visitors here. So enjoy them before they go home and I have no more photos.ReplyDelete