It was a fairly one sided conversation. Loud too. He barged right in and start ‘talking’ right away.
Right before my new friend came along I was standing behind a snow bank overlooking the Connecticut river. Several Ring Neck ducks were coming along and I just wanted them to get closer for a few photos. As usual it was quiet. The wind and Gulls were all you could hear. I never saw him coming and suddenly he landed on a nearby sign post and began to yell at me. From very close range too! Got my attention.
The ducks were obviously forgotten real quick. As I shot pictures of him he sat there scowling. I expected him to take off as soon as I pointed the camera at him. We were close and I’m sure the lens looked like a cannon to him. He didn’t move and continued that stare. It was getting a little weird.
Taking a few more quick shots I backed up a bit to watch him. This was my first conversation with a Crow, even though it was one sided. I thought I would watch and see what else he had in mind.
Funny thing was, as soon as I stepped back he dropped to the ground, picked up some unseen scrap and left as fast as he arrived.
I’m guessing this was Crow speak for “excuse me, you’re standing on my lunch”.
Next time I’ll know better.