Crow’s Nest

We’ve all seen them, the nests at the top of spindly trees, and it is said that if the crows build their nest at the highest possible point, then we’re in for a hot summer.

Looking out of the kitchen window this morning, I saw a crow with something large in its mouth perched on the roof of the property opposite.
I didn’t think much of it, as crows aren’t exactly my favourite bird, with their beady black eyes and toenail beaks. But they are Nature’s dustbins and clean up patrols as you always see them on carcasses of road-kill victims.

I watched it fly off to a nest I hadn’t noticed before. It’s the only one in this particular tree, and the crow was busy so I wondered if maybe it had babies and the object in its beak was food rather than building materials.
I’ve looked it up in one of my books, and the breeding season is about now for corvids:
Image from google
Last year, Hubby and I found a small blue-ish speckled eggshell on the ground in the original Avenue and thought it to be that of a starling or blackbird. Looking at crow’s nest images, it may well have actually been a crow’s egg.

Images above from google.

I took these this morning, and just hope that the Beast of the East’s expected return tomorrow doesn’t dislodge it.


Hopefully, then we’ll be seeing a few of these:

Photos: taken by me in June 2015.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Crow’s Nest

  1. scifihammy says:

    How lovely to see this. Hopefully the bird family will survive winter’s last tantrums before summer!

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