A family of crows lives and nests close to our garden. Here are four of them together on the same branch. Two years ago, there were five of them. Last year there were seven and this year ten flew in the other day. They are such beautiful flyers. All weather conditions, too, summer and winter, all year round visitors. I wish I could photograph the sound the air makes through their pinions as they swoop low over the roof on a warm summer’s afternoon.
And they leave such gorgeous tracks in the snow. It is always fun to have them around and totally raucous when they find something worth eating.
Geoff Slater has captured them to perfection. He’s better with his pencil than I am with my camera.