Mirror Mirror…

crow and wing mirror

crow and wing mirror

crow and wing mirror

Camera note: all shots taken with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens

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  1. phiznlil January 23, 2008 at 12:01 am #

    Fantastic shots Words! :up:

  2. momable January 23, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    Hello, Words. That bird sure likes to look at himself! You have great shots of animals here. Looks like I am going to visit you when I can. Okay? Except, I can't find the spotlight or notify button or watch button (whatever it was called).

  3. BitzyMe January 23, 2008 at 4:01 am #

    😆 This one is a "ham"

    I think the notify does it automatically now when you post

  4. gdare January 23, 2008 at 5:01 am #

    It seems this one was looking for mirror 😆 and some company to talk to 😀

  5. Flying Red Fox Blog January 23, 2008 at 6:01 am #

    Cool he likes to admire himself in the wing mirror:yes: Very good shot there!

  6. SittingFox January 23, 2008 at 8:01 am #

    That's marvellous! A very original sequence. Crows are intelligent and impressive or sometimes, apparently, just plain vain 😉

  7. Vulpes vulpes January 23, 2008 at 11:01 am #

    Who says crows aren't vain? :p Great sequence of shots, Words!

  8. Ukwildlife January 23, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    Marvellous. Im a fan of crow (and magpies!) they get such bad press. Saw one getting mobbed by black headed gulls today!

  9. Words January 23, 2008 at 10:01 pm #

    Thanks for all the comments! I'm running late tonight as we had a power cut earlier and I'm only just catching up. But I'm glad you liked the set. I spotted it as I was going over to my car. It was caw-ing away, happily attempting to bite at the rubber surround on the wing mirrors. Not my car, I should add!

    I'll go with this crow being vain. Definitely pleased with itself 😀

    Neil, the mobber mobbed it seems. I've not seen black-headed gulls in that mode. It must have been a shock for the crow 😉

    Elaine, the buttons have all moved around recently, but they should be somewhere at the top of the page, just under the menu bar or just underneath the post (and before the comments) if you are looking at an individual entry. I think!

  10. momable January 24, 2008 at 2:01 am #

    This is a really lovely sequence! Looking back at it today, I still laugh. 😆

  11. Words January 24, 2008 at 7:01 am #

    Elly, I'll have to keep an eye open and see if it does it again!

  12. volkuro January 25, 2008 at 3:01 am #

    😆 excellent!

  13. Words January 25, 2008 at 7:01 am #

    Cheers Louis :cheers:

  14. Dudley January 31, 2008 at 2:01 am #

    Absolutely exceptional!

  15. Words January 31, 2008 at 7:01 am #

    Thanks Andy :cheers:

  16. momable February 1, 2008 at 1:02 am #

    I LOVE that bird. Just have to keep coming back and laughing:lol:

  17. Flying Red Fox Blog February 1, 2008 at 7:02 am #

    The crows in the Park seem to know when iam coming when iam about 500 yards away lol:P They all call each other and start descending down from the trees to me wanting food!

  18. momable February 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm #

    You feed them? Oh, then you better not ever turn up without any food — they will be very unhappy and probably poo on you! 😆