Wednesday, November 13, 2013

"Flying In for It"

Oil on Canvas 
36" x 36"

I was given the book "Crow Planet" by Lyanda Lynn Haupt. It was a wonderful book and really suited me. I am not a scientist and really only an amateur naturalist. I have lived close to crows my whole life and that is no big deal, since it is they that choose to live near us. When I lived in Illinois, they were an integral part of the landscape. Here in Upstate NY, they are in my yard!
So I decided to feed them. I had a regular stock of fat field mice that got caught in the basement of my farm house and slowly (two years) I gained their trust.
I can now whistle them in for a tasty varmint. Here is one now, but always with a guard!