Crow talk

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Subject: Crow talk
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Sat, 09 Mar 2002 21:17:51 +1000
It was wrong of me, I know, but it was amusing ...

A crow flew into the tree outside my second storey study window. Gave an
occasional 'ark'.  A mature crow with pale eyes.  Only a few metres from me,
but the lower light intensity inside plus the fly-screen on the window
presumably made me not obvious to the crow.

I remained motionless for a minute or so admiring this handsome bird, then
couldn't resist:  Made the double note "ark, AAARK" call that means "will
you kindly remove yourself from my presence" - or more explicitly, "P...s

The crow looked guiltily around for the other bird. Couldn't see one of
course, but wasn't taking any chances and smartly departed.

Syd Curtis in suburban Brisbane

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