A grey jay in Banff National Park
"Front yard, Lawn killed and replaced by Gazania and wood mulch. Magnolia trees and phone poles/lines in strip next to street. 2 bird feeders and a water bath, all on stands.
"Observations: At about 1800 the sun shown a bit brighter an the birds came out.
"The crows cam out (3-4), sat on power lines, flew around, squawked a bit. They usually come down into the front yard to eat the seeds (commercial birdseed, pumpkin seeds) and the leftover cat food I put out. They did not come down (my gardening disturbed them?).
- Mary Simun
Observation and photos by Mary Simun.
Corvidae is a cosmopolitan family of oscine passerine birds that contains the crows, ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, magpies, treepies, choughs and nutcrackers. The common English names used are corvids (more technically) or the crow family (more informally), and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, including the jackdaws, crows and ravens, makes up over a third of the entire family.