Friday, January 20, 2012

Snow Crows: Crows Just Like to Have Fun

With Seattle looking more like Anchorage this week during one of the heaviest snowfalls this city has experienced in years, we were somewhat concerned for our neighborhood critters here in North Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. Seattle gets snow so infrequently that our parrots were quite agitated, not knowing what to make of the white blanket outside the windows. We kept our wild bird feeders full, and kept our fingers crossed. Our neighborhood crows kept coming by to check out the cat food dish, and our resident Anna's Hummingbirds kept showing up at the hummingbird feeder at first light.

Apparently we didn't need to be overly concerned. Our Greenwing macaw and Diva parrot Roxanne has a crow friend we call Mr. Toad, for one notable straight toe. Mr. and Mrs. Toad (a cute couple at that) have been hanging around our back yard play stands for years and usually stop by to visit with Roxanne whenever she's out in the back yard on the play stands. Well, during the height of the snow storm this week we caught Mr. Toad frolicking in the snow in our front yard taking a snow bath. We can only imagine what Mrs. Toad was thinking.

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