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a murder of crows

December 21, 2009

Tags: crows, Silver Lake, nutcrackers

This morning Lloyd and I saw two crows using the traffic on Silver Lake Blvd. as... nutcrackers! They would hop out into the busy street ahead of the oncoming cars, drop their walnuts, then flapped away and sat on the curb watching as the tires crushed the nuts. Then they dove back in for the meat. I'd heard about this behavior, but never witnessed it.

A bravura performance.