While I was in Cape May this past weekend I came across a trio of Fish Crows, two of which quickly took off and flew a short distance away from me. The third held its ground and proceeded to pick through sticks, bark, and other objects on the ground, seemingly trying to decide if any of it was good nesting material. Of course, maybe I am entirely wrong and the crow was moving stuff hoping to find something to eat (one never knows with crows, after all), but it makes sense that the crow would be looking for nesting material this time of year. As is only to be expected, I took a ton of shots of the crow as it picked through the objects, and, when I lost my balance while shifting positions, I got some shots as it took off and flew past. I hope you enjoy this Fish Crow photo gallery!
What I find kind of odd is that the only time I’ve gotten comparable shots of a Fish Crow was almost exactly a year before I took these shots…you can check out that Fish Crow at Jamaica Bay here.
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Sweet – the flight shots are fantastic! Especially being able to see so much feather detail on an all-black bird – not an easy thing to do, and you nailed it.
Love the photos. I always like to watch crows when they’re up to something.
Great photos Corey on a hard to expose bird!
I concur with Chris and John, you nailed a difficult bird to photograph. The last shot is amazing. Such a stealth looking bird in that shot.