All the Crows look the same to me. The only differences I can see is in their personalities. There is one Crow I have named. I call him Bandit. He will only take a treat from my hand while I’m riding my bike! It’s what he does,It’s his thing I guess.
Crows have very sharp talons but Bandit is always very careful not to hurt me. I had always thought that he takes the treat with his talons but it appears he grabs it with his mouth!
He lives in a section of town I always ride through and I know he is watching for me. When he sees me he will swoop in front of me to tell me “HERE I AM”! I then get his treat ready and ride off knowing he’ll come up from behind me and very gently grab his treat!
Such a cool Crow!
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Crows are so intelligent. I have the ravens in the north plan and execute an action. Interesting that Bandit will only take his treat when you’re moving. He must feel more secure that way. Great videoing!
thank you Lynette! I guess because I’m moving he has more control flying and maneuvering?
Excellent video capture, Wayne 👍
thanks Chris,I plan on taking a few more of Bandit!
Sounds great, Wayne 👍😃
Great capture. Bandit is very entertaining.
He is a riot Peggy! It’s like I have to pay a toll to pass through his territory!
That is so sweet! I do hope that you haven’t trained Bandit up to harass all the local cyclists in your area!
Bandit is very selective, he only comes to me.
I’ve heard Crows bring presents sometimes…….I’m still waiting?
Yeah, I have heard that too!
I watched this a few days ago Emma. You might find it amusing.
Very interesting, but wierd narration style – was it done by a robot, do you think?
yes a weird style but I think It was a human, European?
Nah, I think it was a robot. Europeans aren’t THAT wierd souding.
This IS something to “crow” about! <3
Oh aren’t you the cleaver one Annette!
No eating Crow for you.
The Artful Dodger of crows!
well summed up Liz and he most certainly has to be a bit dodgy!
Thanks, Wayne! :D
I once knew an old man who often wandered through the center of Munich with his Four-wheeled-walker. He was always accompanied by a tame crow that sat on the handelbar. ;-)
how charming Martha! He must have been a gentle soul. Thanks for sharing your story!
Oh my gosh, this is the coolest thing ever, Wayne! Bandit is amazing! Your town looks awful pretty!
Bandit is the coolest, such a character! Aero would of loved him!
Yes! How nice of you to say so!
So cool – you’ve got him trained! We have two of what I call house crows. They come every day and swipe some food and maybe drink out of our birdbath.
Bandit certainly is a character to be sure Noelle!
Have you named your house Crows?
I don’t know if they are male or female but was thinking of naming them after two characters in a story I just published : Marian and Mildred, a couple of very chatty friends.,
I would have thought you’d name them Heckle and Jeckle.
I;ll bet there are a lot of crows out there named Heckle and Jeckle!
They are smart!
yes,they do amazing things Jane!
Hi Wayne, how very nice for you. One of the baby Hadedas will take a piece of mince from my fingers. I had a hoopoe bird that did the same.
Birds are amazing creatures!
Thanks for sharing your stories Robbie!
Hello, Wayne! Nature loves you, my friend.
and I love Nature!
Thanks for dropping in Noel!
I’m sure they would do summersaults for some of your culinary creations!
That is amazing! Thank you for that great video. I’m going to watch it again more carefully.
When you rewatch it Anne understand this……..this is the first time Bandit has ever seen that selfie stick. He normally flies forward after grabbing his treat but because of the selfie blocking his way his first attempt was aborted. You cannot see him but you can see his shadow. In his first try and realizes there is this “thing” in his way and so he perches on a STOP sign. Then you can see him figuring out what he needs to do and tries a second time!
Very smart creatures Crows are!
You proved how smart Bandit is!!!
actually,I think he proved how smart he is and all I did was record it. I went down there today but he wasn’t there?
You did a wonderful job of showing how smart Bandit is.
thank you Anne!
Wonderful share! Thank you so much, Wayne.
great to hear from you Betty! I hope the Grandmothers enjoyed it as well!
Surely so! 😊
How cool is that!! You have a friend.
yes,he’s one cool Crow! I have a few dozen like him but he’s the only one that does this.
Love it. Crows are so clever.
Wow Wayne! That is a great video of Bandit in action. I watched it several times in slow motion to get an understanding of his point of approach. At first it looked like he was coming straight on up from the road to get it but then he pulled back and selected a different angle.
he did come up from the road to get it but quickly realized things were different? I had a selfie stick! He normally grabs his treat and flies straight forward but he couldn’t do that this time as my GoPro was in the way. So he perched on a STOP sign to ponder for a second. On his second try he flared right behind the treat to stall his forward movement and then exited stage right!
That is a smooth swipe if I ever saw one. Bandit was probably salivating looking at that nice treat and came over, very daintily grabbing it and never touched you. He knows what side his bread is buttered as the expression goes!
I tried again yesterday but he was even more hesitant! I have to make sure whatever I hold is more vertical so he can easily grab it!
Maybe because Bandit is young, he has not yet honed his craft of grabbing a treat and don’t forget – you are the only one you likely is giving him a treat to grab!
I think It’s more to do with that GoPro/selfie stick!
That could be too.
Brave, bold, and hungry!
you know what he does now that I have introduced that selfie stick?……….he flies close enough to knock the treat out of my hand and collects it on the ground. I guess he doesn’t like the GoPro sticking up blocking his path forward?
That is excellent footage, Wayne! He does look like he is being very careful not to hurt you when taking the treat.
thank you Lavinia! He is careful not to bit the hand that feeds him!