Crows and Sparrows sound like it could be a game, but they were hanging out in Susan’s cottonwood just before sundown.
Sparrows taking flight
another group of sparrows
Mama Owl was doing some routine maintenance on her nest tonight.
Venus at Dawn
Crow highway at dusk
80 thoughts on “Crows & Sparrows”
Routine maintenance is always beneficial. Beautiful pics, Tim.
Mama Owl knows that deferred maintenance results in problems. Thanks, Jeff.
Exactly. Most welcome, Tim.
Love your focus image.
WOW! Venus at dawn is stunning.
Thanks, Cindy.It has a conjunction with Mars in the morning.
Ah, how blessed you are, Tim. Mother Nature, and the ability to take great shots of it! Bootiful!
Another evening of incredible beauty in your neck of the woods.
Oh, I believe they just sat there for the paparazzo! …so did Mama Owl, and Venus with her colorful attire and the crows flight… I’m certain!
They are there for the taking. Clickity click! Thanks, Marina.
For you… and fortunate us! 😉
These are great. I wish I could only take pictures of birds. Maybe in the spring..
A rare feast for the eyes this morning.
wow the birds were busy tonight. I hope the nest is ok Tim. 💖
I think the nest is in good shape. Thanks, Cindy.
oh good.. i’m excited.. 💖💖
Beautiful captures of so different bird scenes. The sparrows and the crows look like two fan-clubs before a game.
That they do. Thanks, Heidi.
Another beautiful gallery of the wildness that surrounds you, Timothy. I really liked seeing the crows and sparrows in their various comings and goings. Mama Owl is an exquisite silhouette. And the dawn overview with sparkling Venus is exquisite. Thanks for sharing all this beauty with us….
You are welcome, Jet. Were you able to see the conjuction of Venus and Mars this morning?
I did see Venus and I saw the gorgeous buttery moon at around 4:30a, but I cannot say I saw the conjunction. But I thank you for keeping me on my toes with the dawn skies, and I’ll try to do better on the conjunctions.
I got the conjunction. Mars was in the trees at first. By the time it came out of the trees it was fading. I got a couple of shots at a moment right before Mars faded into the light were it is really red.
It is amazing how many crows you have. There used to be that many here, but no more.
At 4:00 pm there was a long line of crows flying north over our house. At 6:00 there was a long line of crows flying south over the river. They might just be flying in a big oval. Our house is about 1000 feet from the river. It seem like animals come and go in cycles. Thanks, Maj & Sher.
I love how they each have their side on the first photo.
Lovely photos, Tim.
A beautiful selection of birds, and I can see the buds on the cottonwood tree. Spring isn’t that far off now! I wish Mama Owl success with her upcoming brood of chicks.
Thanks, Lavinia. Did you see the conjuction of Venus and Mars this morning? Mars was 6º below Venus on the right.
Venus seemed very bright to me yesterday and today.
Venus has been really bright here. Thanks, Lavinia.
On another note, I experienced a problem with the WordPress reader yesterday when trying to reply. When I hit the “reply” button and start typing in the box, WP will try to redirect me somewhere when I hit the “k” key when typing. I think some kind of malware has been injected into WP code. I can get around it by typing my reply into a text editor, then cutting and pasting it into the reply box. That works, so far. The redirect also seems to reset the post “Like” button.
I’m having the same problem. I reported it to WP, I have received no response, and it’s still happening. Super annoying. My browsers ask if I want to close the tab, and then I can cancel the action and the “k” gets typed.
I am sorry it is happening to you, too, but I am glad it is not just me. It is now happening when typing “J”, too.
Yes, it is weird. Here is the forum discussion I started. https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/wordpress-reader-34/
This reply got dumped on another post of yours too.
I saw that.
The “K” is no longer trying to close tabs, but “L” is opening new tabs. Super annoying.
Here is the problem ticket I opened, and their response:
“K” is still causing a problem for me, as is “J” and “L”
Interesting reposnes about sortcuts. I don’t have shortcust set for any of those keys. Not common keys for shortcuts. WP doesn’t allow me to comment directly on a lot of blogs. One reason I use the Reader because I can comment.
Crows are such interesting birds and they have a bit of an unfortunate reputation, don’t they?
Yes they are and totally undeserving. Thanks, Roberta.
Lovely! I wonder if crows/birds ever crash into each other in flight? Or do they have automatic sensors built in to prevent them from crashing? Just wondering. 🤔
That’s a good question I can’t answer. Thanks, Tiffany.
I have watched our crows in the early evening as hundreds go by our window (we are on the 10th floor). I have never seen any crash into each other. I have, however witnessed many altercations over a delicious morsel.
I see lots of crow dog fights along the road.
That is a great description!!! LOL!
I LOVE your “crow highway at dusk.” This is exactly the same highway I see every night. I look forward to seeing them wing their way home. It is like a benediction to a day welled lived.
It is a good end to the day. Thnaks, Rebecca.
Mama owl sprucing up the place for another round of offspring hopefully!
They’ve been getting in a little “hootie”, as Holly called, in preparation for the little ones. Thanks, Brian.
These are beautiful Timothy. I’m in flight myself. Flying in from CT. This is so awesome!
Thanks, Holly. What was happening in CT if I can be so bold as to ask?
I got some very bad news from sis and needed to go up to see her. I’m bringing her back here in a couple of weeks to see she gets the right medical care. Thank you for asking dear Timothy.
I really with your sis well. She’s in good hands with you stepping in to help.
I’m still in denial Timothy. You’re awesome my friend.
Wonderful pics…especially Venus at Dawn.
Okay, nest building going on! The deed must be done.
Venus at my tree….erm, ahem….. I mean at dawn is an especially gorgeous shot, Tim.
The owls here having hootie several weeks ago. Mama should be laying soon. Thanks, Resa.
Ah! How can you tell when the eggs are laid? By the guarding of the nest?
Mama will be sitting on them with her ear stuffs showing. I’ll post photos when she starts sitting on her eggs.
Oh… those tuft shots are soooo cute!
Ahh, I gotta go do dishes…………
Dishes! The never ending chore.
I treated myself to sewing 1 seam on Shey’s green Art Gown, between dishes and pots.
It’s a loooong seam, waist to ground.
I’ll treat myself to another seam after pots.
You have a good attitude toward dishes. I simply be cranky.
Try making a gown! Then you have seams to look forward to. Then once the seams are done…it’s the tail!!!!!! and other decorations.
I really admire you for your ability to make such exquisite gowns. When it comes to sewing, I’m terrible. Fabric is too pliable, soft, and unpredictable. Wood is hard and easy to control.
Uh…. wood…. doubt that I will ever make a wood gown. It just doesn’t flow.
I’m doing the skirt on the bias. Talk about unpredictable. Still, if I take it easy, it will be very fluid and beautiful.
Venus at dawn is exquisite … wonder photos Tim
Venus at dawn, what an unbelievable shot Tim. We have been getting a lot of sparrows in our back yard as well lately and some crows but nothing like you are getting. Great shots Tim.
We have lots and lots of crows. Thanks, Joni.