That was good shooting, for sure. But I am sad to hear of the demise of a crow ... The corvids are probably the most intelligent birds that exist.
Cheers ..... Charles
I can't disagree with you Charles. I've passed up literally hundreds of possible shots on crows. This one I took and sort of wish I hadn't. Yet, as we duck hunters say: "kill a crow and save a duck".
Indeed, we all know that crows sometimes prey on other birds. And as a young lad on the farm, I shot many crows to keep them from decimating a corn field. As the planted corn sprouted, the crows would walk down the row, pulling up the seedlings and nipping off the sprouted corn seed. And more recently, when I had a sheep operation, I shot crows at lambing time because they would go for the newborn while the mother was incapacitated during the birth. Still, here in the city, I carry a bag of dry dog food with me when I walk the dog. The crows recognize me and follow along ... lighting on fences and street signs to catch the crunchies I toss to them ... some even light on my cap and eat out of my hand. There is almost always a troop waiting for me when I get back home, expecting that I will toss them some food. No doubt I am now just trying to repair my Karma from my previous depredations on their numbers. I do not feel guilty about having killed them in the past ... and in the same situations, I would do so again. But I do enjoy my current relationship with them.
Cheers ...... Charles