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.

This post has been submitted to Bird Photography Weekly #36.  Go check it out!


Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.