Saturday, January 17, 2015

Murder of Crows

I was lounging around yesterday doing much of nothing.  I heard the raucous cries of many crows.  I expected it to be some passing birds and attempted to ignore it.  They kept arguing right outside.


I finally got up and looked out of the window.  There was a murder of crows in a nearby tree.  Did you know that was the term for a group of crows?

I grabbed my camera and took a few pictures through the window.  When I opened the door it startled the birds and I was able to catch them as they flew around and landed, only to take off again.  The crow version of "touch and go" for airplanes.


There were so many and they looked sort of ominous.  It was a MURDER of crows, after all.  It reminded me of the Hitchcock movie, The Birds.

And then I remembered that Rod Taylor recently passed away and was saddened anew.  He was a favorite actor of mine.


Perhaps the crows were paying homage.


  1. I always liked that they are called a murder of crows. It's just so cool. Good photos. How is your back doing?

  2. Now there's a good fact to know for Jeopardy. I had never heard that before.

  3. Guess what? Guess what? Guess what? I was watching Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with my grandson Thursday and somehow a "hover of crows" was mentioned. I could not believe it! I'm the last to know.

  4. While I also never knoew what a flock of crows are called, the term more describes what I would like to see happen to them at times.