Crowing

Fish Crows, by the sound of them, harrying the male American Kestrel.
They did not seem to be making much of an impression.

In other media, I didn’t do one of my listening tours this year because of you know what, but I did talk to WNYC’s Amy Pearl about listening to nature.

4 Responses to “Crowing”


  1. 1 Ellen Brys May 30, 2020 at 8:31 am

    Loved the interview! Thanks for sharing it.
    I am out in Van Cortlandt Park sometimes and see more wildlife activity in the woods than before. So many chipmunks! It is really nice to see.

  2. 2 NJUrbanForest May 30, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    The American Kestrel doesn’t seemed phased at all! Great pictures. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

  3. 3 Paul Lamb June 1, 2020 at 6:05 am

    Do harrying crows ever sink their beaks or talons in their target? Or would that just escalate the conflict with a much more powerful opponent?

    • 4 mthew June 1, 2020 at 7:04 am

      I don’t know the answer re: crows specifically. Certainly possible:

      Have seen Blue Jays and Mocking Birds clip hawks and even eagles; Red-winged Blackbirds have been photographed riding on the back of raptors; etc.


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