Hashibuto-garasu. The Crows.

We’d stopped for a break in a park, so a grandson could play a spell, when along came a crow. It sat in a high treetop, and inspected the scene.

 

 

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High in the tree…

Hashibuto-garasu.

Corvus macrorhynchos.

The Japanese crow.

 

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What does it see?

 

They’re huge, compared to the US crows we’re familiar with. Their presence means that any trash left for pickup on the streets has to be placed in metal cages. The cages are then covered with netting, to keep the birds from raiding and strewing stuff everywhere.

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Black crow.

Black eye.

 

A companion crow came on by.

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They’re huge, compared to the US crows we’re familiar with. Their presence means that any trash left for pickup on the streets has to be placed in metal cages. The cages are then covered with netting, to keep the birds from raiding and strewing stuff everywhere.

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One cawed.

These are big, magnificent birds.

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And then flew. 

Sayonara, hashibuto-garasu…

For more about these creatures, see:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2005/02/10/environment/jungle-crow/#.WreHU7aB3Vo

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