A-Z Archive: C Challenge

From my Archive I choose…

Corvus Curiosa

Corvus Curiosa

Actually a Carrion Crow – Corvus Corone…

Lots of C’s there… 🙂

And he’s curious to work out what that thing is I’m pointing at him.   He knows it’s not a gun otherwise he’d be off!   It’s a Canon – Perhaps he’s only seen Nikon’s before 😉



  1. Great entry!

  2. Thank you Rois 🙂

  3. Hey! I had one of those in MY C Archives too! AND I took it with my Canon! WE have something in common! Great shot!

  4. Curiosa & curiosa. What a lovely bird. I adore birds of all sorts from brightly coloured parrots to the humble sparrow they are all beautiful to me.

    • Me too Tony – I always feel that birds can never be truly your own like dogs but they don’t use you like cats. I’m really happy at the moment as after around 10 years without any Sparrows we now have a flock of around 20 feeding outside my window each day. I love Sparrers – wonderful characters:-) But we get several species of Tit through the garden. Very pleased to see Long Tailed Tits again today – always remind me of candy-floss on a stick! Sorry – waffling on 😉 Thanks for your kind comments Tony 🙂

  5. I love its latin name . . . great shot!

  6. That’s a great photo! The crow got curious eyes! 🙂

    • Thank you Gracie – Crows are very intelligent and have exceptional eyesight. He’s definitely working out what I have in my hands 🙂

  7. That’s a quite lovely crow shot! They’re not all that easy to shoot … in all their blackness. I watched a nature programme last year, about crows, and after that I can never look at them the same way again..

    • Thank You Rebekah – fortunately he was as interested in me as I was in him, so I had plenty of time to get the exposure about right 🙂

      I don’t think I saw the programme you are referring to. Did it give a good or bad impression?

      • it was a very good impression, and interesting — I even wrote about them myself the other day: http://goo.gl/x9dnz

      • Thanks for the link Rebekah – Crows are one of the sharpest tools in the bird box 🙂 Tit’s are also very clever.

        I keep budgies as pets and they can be clever when they want to be – each is an individual and they all react to us differently. I can remember one who used to wrestle with my mothers Knitting needles as she was trying to knit! Female budgies tend to be more forward than their male counterparts – I suspect they are more territorial 😉

        Sadly – the video is a victim of ‘Rights Restrictions’ – now isn’t that just what we’re protesting about!!!

      • that’s sad … I had not even checked it, as I’d seen the programme quite recently. It’s restricted here in Canada too! Grr..

        That’s funny about the knitting needles 🙂

  8. Awesome shot, Martin!
    AND hilarious post! I know I’m certainly more comfortable on the back-side of a Canon!

  9. This is a great study 2e0mca
    and a wicked looking bird if I
    ever saw one 🙂 Do you ever
    observe Magpie’s?

    A while ago I was watching one
    and while sat in a tree (Nooooo
    not ME… The Magpie 🙂 ) it snapped
    off a twig to use as a tool… It was
    busy preening its feathers, and as
    their wings are rather broad it had
    the brain wave of using the twig
    to extend its reach, now how about
    that for a clever bird 🙂


    Have a wicked one 2e0mca


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