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Amazing. Smart birds.

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Yes - the are both clever and amazing - and I swear they know the range of a .22 rifle vs a shotgun, else they can read our thoughts!

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Now Talk about a job, go around the world filming crows! Sounds like a good one to me.

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Amazing. Smart birds.

I know birds are pretty smart, we have a small conure, and that dang thing has done some amazing stuff, but I had to look at that video a half dozen times to try and see if it was set up or not, it does not look to be.
so yea Amazing!

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If the world ever get's wiped out by a nuclear war, three things will survive:

1) cockroaches 2) crows 3) coyotes!

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If the world ever get's wiped out by a nuclear war, three things will survive:

1) cockroaches 2) crows 3) coyotes!
You forgot Joe.



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You forgot Joe.
And I can survive on the remaining three just fine.
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I work at an airport and there are a few walnut trees on the west side. The crows get the walnuts and drop them on the concrete ramp to break them. 12 inch thick concrete must work better than the streets in that video. Unfortenately the crows miss sometimes and drop them on our brand new airplanes(Boeing) and leave dings everywhere.

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"Boeing"
is that the type of airplane or the sound it makes?

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Sea gulls do the same thing to open shellfish, but do not need traffic help, as the shells break when they hit. Pretty amazing that the crows figured out the crosswalk thing!


Probably the smartest animal on earth for getting to food that people don't want them to is the squirrel. They are even more industrious and sneaky than the racoon. There is a huge industry making and selling "squrrel resistant" bird feeders etc., and few actually work. My dad tried for years, and my mom bought a couple different types after he died, trying to keep a bird feeder outside the kitchen window free from squirrels. Finally my mom saw something in a magazine and got my brother to do if for, success, almost. Took a gallon plast milk jug and cut a hole in the bottom, opened up the top a bit, and slid it over the pole, and clamped in in place under the feeder. Works for a while, but has to be replaced every so osten as the squirrels chew parts of it away, but do not get to the feeder.

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We enjoy watching the squirrels drop acorns out of the trees near our house, then climb down and find them all, and store them for their winter stash. I have yet to see a reason to get rid of the squirrels...some call them a nuisance, I dunno. I guess they're just not interested in our hummingbird feeders.
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Sea gulls do the same thing to open shellfish, but do not need traffic help, as the shells break when they hit. Pretty amazing that the crows figured out the crosswalk thing!


Probably the smartest animal on earth for getting to food that people don't want them to is the squirrel. They are even more industrious and sneaky than the racoon.
you are not kidding there, we have a bazillion squirrels here and we have sat on our porch and watched them for hours, what is really neat is to see how fast they build a nest! I've often thought of moving their food stashes , but then realized the whole yard has become a food stash for them!



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We enjoy watching the squirrels drop acorns out of the trees near our house, then climb down and find them all, and store them for their winter stash. I have yet to see a reason to get rid of the squirrels...some call them a nuisance, I dunno. I guess they're just not interested in our hummingbird feeders.
My mom has no interest in getting rid of them, she just likes to watch the birds through the window. In all honesty, she probably has been just about as "entertained" by seeing the squirrels defeat nearly all the attempts to keep them out of the bird food.

Maybe a good product would be a bird feeder, with a squirrel feeder about 3 feet below it!

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Now Talk about a job, go around the world filming crows! Sounds like a good one to me.
David Attenborough is one of my heroes. He makes the viewer/listener feel as though they're right there with him wherever he goes. His voice, delivery and mannerisms are quite distinct and have been copied and parodied by many. The best being John Cleese.

"Though it not a true swamp, the mangrove forest, with its cyclical ebb and flow of the tides, is a very swampy place, INDEED!"

That video clip is ripped from "The Life of Birds" series. Truly great nature cinematography, all the way through. He is one of the pioneers of location broadcasting, and a British national treasure.

He wrote an autobiography, "Life on Air", that's a worthwhile read.

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You forgot Joe.
I figure Joe might just be the cause of such a disaster.

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I figure Joe might just be the cause of such a disaster.
Naw...too many people would just ignore the blast.
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Prior to CCR 05, woke up one morning last year in GTNP to the sound of small pine cones bouncing off the tent and bike. I sat and had my coffee watching a little squirrel working his fuzzy butt off. Up the tree, chuck a dozen or so down, come down, gather and stash...repeat. Sat and pondered the myriad metaphors in life...
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Prior to CCR 05, woke up one morning last year in GTNP to the sound of small pine cones bouncing off the tent and bike. I sat and had my coffee watching a little squirrel working his fuzzy butt off. Up the tree, chuck a dozen or so down, come down, gather and stash...repeat. Sat and pondered the myriad metaphors in life...

who is the smarter species - Man or Animal?
Animal - they just take what the need.

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