Solstice Walk

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Because today was the summer solstice, the sun came out, finally, after 40 days and 40 nights of rain and no ark in sight to rescue us. Pilot and I walk every day all the time regardless of the great floods, but when it's not raining, I can do things like...

take pictures of baby crows.

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Pilot doesn't mind much when I take pictures of crows. He just stands around and sniffs things and eats grass.
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Seriously, eating grass is like his number one way to pass the time.
It's his favorite snack.
We can be at a dog park with tons of fun dog friends and fun people friends and I can have the tastiest treats on me and he'll still wander off in search of the most succulent sweet snacking-grass.
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God my dog is cute.
But this crow is cute, too.
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This youngster is the child of
Melby:
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and Voolie:
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They both come to my apartment window frequently to visit and snack, which is why I had permission to photograph their babies without getting scolded and shamed and swooped, as protective crow parents are prone to do when humans are near their fledglings.
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I give the babies plenty of space, though. I let them be scared of me and my little grass-addicted dog and my scary black giant eyeball camera. I don't want them to imprint on me and grow up unafraid of humans and predators. I want them to be wild and savvy.
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When they are older and less ignorant they can decide whether or not they want to be friends with me.

Happy summer on the upper half.

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Happy #wednesdaywalk. Don't forget to look up.


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Nice, taking good and professional pictures, just like the existing conditions. Thank you.

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Awesome shots of the crows, getting photos of birds is challenging and you got so many amazing shots

and not to offend Pilot he looks so cute ;)

Thanks for joining Wednesday Walk :), I truly enjoy exploring the world virtually each Wednesday seeing walks from all around the globe and feeling I am there and experiencing it all myself, such as I did in your post just now :)

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Pilot in go-green mode. :D Those corvids' eyes look mystical. If crows sees me just pointing fingers here, they would dodge here. lol. And the last photo, I am getting desperate to capture something like that. Beautiful.
It's 40Degree hot here. I want the sun to rest for a while now. It's bringing lightning and thundering. Not much cheerfulness until it rains... I like it hot inside the room though. haah

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Yeah the babies have blue eyes for several months, then they turn hazel, then finally brown, but they are still a lighter brown for close to a year. There eyes and their little pink gapes remind me of muppets.

It's hot here, too!! Gonna be hotter this weekend. I don't miss the rain already but I think I will by Sunday.

I wonder what makes your city's crows so skittish? I think our crows here are fairly beloved, so they are a little more confident around people, but they still get skittish.

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It's getting cloudy here. Optimistic Sunday must have been good there.
I pretty much guess the crows are afraid of how mostly they are treated by an object. It's good for them. Keeps them safe. Crows are pretty much good with the food around, often stay near, stay cunny, and picks the food (applies to my whole family.) haha

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It was super hot for three days. Still somehow stayed optimistic. I blame the crows.

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Its so hot over here during the summer solstice that all the birds had their mouths open panting. Its probably a bit cooler over their for the crows.

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Maybe. It's gonna be 90 today and 99 tomorrow, so we might win the heat contest.

I like how crows look with their mouths open. Like everything amazes them.

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They look really concerned about stuff with their mouths open lol.

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Great captures @corvidae so clear and with lots of details.
Beautiful! Have a wonderful day today 👋🏻☀️ Happy summer solstice.

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Thank you! Hope your solstice was lovely, too. We're going to be sweltering this weekend.

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You are welcome @corvidae 😁
It sure was magical… as always 😉
Take care in the heat, here in southern Spain it is hot 🥵 too at the moment. 28 degrees Celsius inside… pppfff
Enjoy your weekend 👋🏻😁

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