BRING DOWN THE BIRDS – 07:00 PM November 6, 2023

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Hooded Crow (& do starfish have heads?)

Dr Watson is finally back from overseas travels and is featuring a commonly-seen European species this week as Bird Of The Week: the Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix). For years, the Hooded Crow was thought to be the same as the Carrion Crow. In 2002, they became recognised as a separate species (yay!) and four sub-species have been described. Unmistakable due to the contrasting ash-grey and black feathers, this is an easy bird to identify when travelling in Europe. Members of the Corvidae family are often described as intelligent, opportunistic and adaptable, and the Hooded Crow is no exception. They have an omnivorous diet, can be found in a variety of habitats, and are great at stealing and caching food for later. Also checkout this episode for some random information about starfish that you really need to know.

My Philosophy by Tex Perkins, Fat Rubber Band from Tex Perkins & The Fat Rubber Band
Trouble And Woe by Ruth Moody from These Wilder Things
Alabama Blues by J. B. Lenoir from Alabama Blues
Ice Cream Man by Tom Waits from The Early Years Vol. 1
Mercy Now by Mary Gauthier from Mercy Now
Can’t Find My Way Home by Ellen McIlwaine from Honky Tonk Angel
Jack Frost And The Hooded Crow by Brown Bird from The Brown Bird Christmas Album

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