Wednesday, June 22, 2011

"As I was walking all alane,
I heard twa corbies makin a mane;
The tane unto the ither say,
"Whar sall we gang and dine the-day?"
"In ahint yon auld fail dyke,
I wot there lies a new slain knight;
And nane do ken that he lies there,
But his hawk, his hound an his lady fair."
"His hound is tae the huntin gane,
His hawk tae fetch the wild-fowl hame,
His lady's tain anither mate,
So we may mak oor dinner swate."
"Ye'll sit on his white hause-bane,
And I'll pike oot his bonny blue een;
Wi ae lock o his gowden hair
We'll theek oor nest whan it grows bare."
"Mony a one for him makes mane,
But nane sall ken whar he is gane;
Oer his white banes, whan they are bare,
The wind sall blaw for evermair"

The Twa Corbies
Scottish Ballad


Gary said...

Sure looks like they're carrying on a conversation. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Anonymous said...

These are wonderful photos, with perfect lighting and background.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

I think they must be discussing dinner and a movie.


Guy said...

Hi Sandy

Thanks for your comments.

I found the following information on the Birdnote website.

American Crows and other birds groom each other while sitting side by side on a wire or branch. One stretches out its neck, and the groomer, or preener, twirls individual feathers in its beak, often starting at the back of the head and working around to the front. This grooming, known as "allopreening," strengthens the bond of the pair – and keeps their feathers in good shape, too.

This sounds like what I saw.