Friday, November 19, 2010

Skywatch: Frat Crow Flying in a Blue Sky

Frat Crow Flying in a Blue Sky
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Well, actually it's a cloudy sky :-). After eating a tasty morsel it found in the rain gutter of a fraternity house near the University of Washington campus, this crow took flight to perch in a nearby curbside tree. I caught it in flight backdropped by the clouds.

Let me pass on the ear worm I've had for awhile via the video below of the amazing cover Shemikia Copeland made of Joni Mitchell's "Black Crow" (Flying in a Blue Sky). I realized just now while listening to the lyrics that Ms. Mitchell's description of her travels, "took a ferry to the highway and I drove to a pontoon plane, took a plane to a taxi and a taxi to a train," probably describes a trip originating here in the Pacific Northwest up along the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia where I hear she has a second home. If so, I'm sure she had many an inspiration for the song, as crows are amazingly numerous throughout the region.

Whenever I hear the squawking of several gulls in the air along with the cawing of many crows I know if I look up I will see the two types of birds have joined forces en masse to chase away a bald eagle that's been eying their young or a prized feast. You never know the wonders you'll see when you look up into a Seattle sky :-). Check out Skywatch Friday to see some other skies around the world today.


Randy said...

Awesome mid-flight capture.

Pat said...

When I saw your title, I was wondering if you'd mention Joni Mitchell in your post!

Love Joni Mitchell and this is a fitting post!

thomas said...

Wow!A black crow can make such a beautiful photo,they are like pest over in my place.

Splendid Little Stars said...

The crow's silhouette against the mostly cloudy, somewhat blue sky is quite intriguing!