The were hopping along the back yard and into the area where I can only assume the majority of my squash seeds were taken downhill in yesterday's torrential downpour. The juveniles were right behind the adults, complaining and cawing, waiting for a morsel of food. I bet Crow-Mamma can't wait to get those kids out of the house!
I went to take a pictures of the brood (Did you know that a group of crows is called a "Murder"? There's your little bit of trivia for today) but as soon as I opened the screen door they flapped their way back into the Evil Forest.
Once they were gone and relative silence returned to the back yard, I noticed another noise. The low, constant drone of honeybees! There is a big patch of white clover behind the house and I usually let it grow
I'm glad to see them. They were really sparce this Spring and I only really saw them when the fruit trees were in bloom. Hopefully they're getting their fill and taking care of the hive. One day I'd like to be able to catch a wild swarm and set up our own hive. Anybody know (pp) anyone who'd like to come (pp) down here and do that for me? Hmmmm? Cough-cough. Maybe someone nice (pp) with lots of (pp) experience in honeybee (pp) things? I even have supervisors here that would be available for supervision of that nice (pp) person.