Friday, December 12, 2014

THE HOODED CROW SEEN IN NORWAY

When on holiday in Europe last summer we came across this Hooded Crow on one of our site-seeing trips.  I had never seen one before.  You can find out more about him if you go to this link.

















I am including the following memes, and will add my link as they open: Misty's Camera Critters, Eileen's Saturday Critters, Anni's Bird D'Pot,  Michelle's Nature Notes,  and Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesdaywith thanks to each for hosting these very enjoyable memes.  Please click on the the light blue links to visit other participants.

36 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous looking bird!

Adam said...

he's a bit different than the crows I see around here

Ginny said...

Oh my goodness, these pictures are awesome! Especially of his face!! I know there is a lot of intelligence behind those beady eyes! We have none around here, so I love looking at these. Oh OH, looks like he has spotted you in the last picture!!! Ha ha, wonderful...

Em Parkinson said...

Gorgeous. I saw one in Scotland and thought it was a crow with albino tendencies at first! x

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

Odd, I am the first commenter today... I like crows..the most intelligent of all the birds, and funny too until the catch a baby bird in midair and haul it off to their nest for lunch, as I saw one do.

Elephant's Child said...

He is a stunner. Thank you.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

In England they used to be known as the Royston Crow, from the town just three miles from my house. The open chalk downland there was once its stronghold in this part of Britain. Sadly they are there no more, though our local newspaper is still called The Royston Crow.

Maggid said...

I've never seen a crow like this . . they are definitely invited to my house ANYTIME - this one looks really smart - and super attractive . . .thank you for sharing . . . thanks a lot!

Amy Franks said...

I think he's quite beautiful!

Sandra said...

he is beautiful, he looks like a black crow that someone painted or bleached him..

happywonderer.com said...

I've never seen any but black crows. How cool to see this variety!

William Kendall said...

Very different from the crows I'm used to, but he certainly looks quite inquisitive.

Mike @ A Bit About Britain said...

Attractive; but all crows are ugly characters.

Stephanie said...

I have never seen this kind of crow before, he is beautiful!

Red said...

No matter what color this guy is very definitely a crow.

Margaret Adamson said...

Great shots of the Hooded Crow. Have a wonderful weekend.

orvokki said...

Nice crow.

eileeninmd said...

Good morning, Denise.. The Hooded Crow is a handsome bird. Great photos. Thank you for linking up your critter post, have a happy weekend!

Stewart M said...

Nice pictures - this is a type of bird I have not seen in a while. We used to have them all around the Marine Station I worked on (many years ago) in Eire.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Indrani said...

So different from the ones I get to see here.
Great captures.

EG CameraGirl said...

Even though he's more colourful than the North American variety, there's a strong family resemblance. :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a handsome crow!

Marie Flutterby said...

❆ What an adorable Crow excellent captures!

carol l mckenna said...

What a beautiful bird and great shots!

Happy Weekend to you,
artmusedog and carol

Linda Kay said...

He does look like he has a hood on his head!

Jen said...

Very interesting looking crow. The more I visit bird blogs, the more I'm surprised by just how many different varieties of each species there are.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What an interesting bird. I'll bet he's very smart!
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Uppal said...

IMPRESSIVE CLOSEUPS! I TRIED TO LINK UP TO YOUR TODAY'S FLOWERS BUT FAILED. KINDLY HELP!

Anni said...

Wow....so very neat. They're dapper in their colors!!

Thanks for sharing your link here this weekend!! Have a happy week ahead.

Kay said...

Ahhhh yes! I saw them in Turkey too. They're so different from our crows. You really got some great captures.

Pat said...

Gorgeous bird!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh nice to see this handsome cousin of our crows and probably a smart bird too. Thank you for linking in Denise... Michelle

Frank said...

Excellent shots Denise. I'd have to travel way 'up north' to see this species of Crow.

Marie said...

He's so interesting! Great photos.

Susan (ABON) said...

He's a handsome one, great shots!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful photos, Denise! I see them all the time, but I still think they're handsome.