Monday, July 27, 2009

Be Kind to Crows


Somewhere, Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock are laughing their asses off.


Hat-tip Maud Newton, via Facebook.

11 comments:

Vanwall said...

Yeah, I heard that, too - I was laughing when they talked about the crows knowing them and passing on the info so those two guys are never free from cawing - Tippi Hedren has some tips for those guys.

DavidEhrenstein said...

Tokyo is currently plauged by crows.

Exiled in NJ said...

And here I was waiting for Dumbo to show up.

My wife was in Bodega Bay this past May but doesn't recognize any of these guys.

Tonio Kruger said...

"Be kind to crows"
--Campaspe

And sea gulls...

Jeina said...

Good grief. I'm headed to the metro where I'd be bumping beaks with crows of all sizes.

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D Cairns said...

Hitchcock praised the intelligence of his crows in The Birds, he said they could understand anything. They even read the storyboards with interest, I believe.

DavidEhrenstein said...

I should have reminded everybody but The Swan starring Grace Kelly and Van Dyke Parks is on Turner Classic Movies right this minute.

The Siren said...

David, I might have known you'd like that movie too...

DavidEhrenstein said...

Are you familair with Van Dyke? He's quite a character. A child prodigy he studied music composition with Percy Grainger. After his actign career he famously collaborated with Brian Wilson on a great number of songs for the legenday "Smile" album and has produced numerous albums of his own material. He also did arrangements for Randy Newman and Ry Cooder.

DavidEhrenstein said...

More on Van Dyke

gmoke said...

In other corvid news, the BBC reports that rooks will recreate Aesop's fables on their own. They will use pebbles to raise the height of water in a glass in order to bring water (or in this case, a worm) close enough for their beaks to reach:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8181233.stm