Story From The South Portal

Photo: A.M. Moscoso Photo: A.M. Moscoso

 before you ask- yes this is a true story


There is a Crows Nest above my door at work.

The nest is about four years old and in those four years a family of Crows takes it over.

Let me ask you a question:

Do you know what happens when you get to close too close to their nest?

Let’s just say that Crows do not make good neighbors.

However, as I rule I don’t use this door because it’s the door that freight goes in and out of and opening it is a hassle. I use the side door which is right next to it.

Besides the obvious reasons for not wanting to bother the Crow Family I had other reasons for using the side door…

On some days I would stand next to the side door and watch the Crows dive bomb cars and people who went by their nest- okay, I’ll probably pay a price for this but I think it’s funny. After all, how many times do you need to have a crow try to body slam you or take the top of your head off before it occurs to you that you MIGHT be in the wrong place?

So one day in the middle of a particularly heated attack I look up and sitting on the door lentil above my head


A Crow.

It looked down at me, I looked up at it and I turned my head so that it could see me wink.

To this day we sit together and keep an eye on each other-

I suppose we do it for no other reason then

we seem to have something in common:

a very strange sense of humor.

Photo: A.M. Moscoso Photo: A.M. Moscoso

7 responses

  1. Yes, those corvids have a pretty good handle on things.

  2. I admire crows but usually from distance. 🙂

  3. My mothers corvids keep an eye on her and she watches over them. They are best as allies.

  4. mysterious creatures with eerie eyes…

  5. I really enjoyed this and am not surprised in the slightest that there is a communication between you both 🙂

    (did comment before, although my comments seem to be disappearing rather mysteriously …………….oooh…..)

  6. I can imagine you winking at a crow and it sitting regarding you as a ally. I love this piece. There is a crow cawing outside my room as I type this. I noticed one the other day checking me out as I emerged from the studio. It gave a gentle caw of approval. – maybe it’s something to do with Lemuria.

  7. crows and blue jays can be fierce protectors of their space and offspring. I’ll have to try your prescription of a wink next time I encounter one.

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