Gardens at the Faculty of Agronomy of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Hooded Crows -- abundant in Israel, intelligent and playful. These were having fun in the stiff breeze off the sea. The object of this game shown above seemed to be trying to land and balance on the guy wire, a very challenging perch. We also saw ones in Haifa playing in the updraft near the crest of the ridge. They were carrying toys that they would drop and then recapture in midair.
Unfortunately, the best shot I got of this common species.
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) is a member of the passerine order of birds and the crow family which is native to western Europe and eastern Asia.