This morning in a news meeting here at The Seattle Times, I mentioned a story that book editor Mary Ann Gwinn is writing about “Gifts of the Crow” — a new book by UW wildlife biologist John Marzluff and Seattle artist Tony Angell.
Everyone in the meeting had a funny or interesting story about crows. So we decided to share some videos with you that show what amazing creatures these birds are.
This video of a crow “snowboarding” (crowboarding?) down a Russian roof on a plastic cap went viral:
In this one, a crow uses three tools in the correct sequence to retrieve food:
A raven figures out how to separate a bald eagle from its meal in this PBS video:
Look for Gwinn’s story Monday in The Seattle Times.