Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Crow on an ice floe

Crows (Corvus brachyrhynchos) like to ride the ice floes down the Wabash River. Three other crows flew off of this ice floe before I could get this picture of the last fourth crow. A few years ago I noticed the seagulls riding the ice floes on a bitter cold day. The crows picked another ice floe and raced the seagulls down the river. The crows made noise about it. Caw! Caw! The seagulls didn't say anything. I don't know who won the race.

This crow on the ice is just north of the Harrison Bridge on the Wabash River. Picture taken January 16, 2011.

Seagulls on the Wabash are usually herring gulls (Larus argentatus). Sometimes they could be ring-billed gulls (Larus delawarensis). Haven't seen too many seagulls around lately.

Link to Larus argentatus:

Link to Corvus brachyrhynchos:

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