POTD: Shopping Trip

Shopping Trip Bozeman, Montana 2012

This crow (or one who looks just like it) has been to a tree outside my studio window a number of times in recent days shopping around in the branches looking for good sticks for building a nest. He or she will poke around quite a bit each time before finding one suitable to the task. The branches are pretty tangled and the selected sticks often bulky, with several small branches attached, so there’s some interesting maneuvering required to find a clear flight path out of the tree. I’ve tried to convince it to just build its nest right there where I can watch it, but to no avail–it always flies off and disappears in the same direction so must be nesting some distance away.]]>