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Old Friday 9th March 2018, 12:38   #1
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American Crow tracks?

Found these tracks this morning in Desbarats, Ontario, Canada. Can they be indenfied to species? Would American Crow make the most sense?
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Looking at the width/length ratio of the tracks I think these are the Fish Crow rather than the American Crow.
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Looking at the width/length ratio of the tracks I think these are the Fish Crow rather than the American Crow.
That is extremely unlikely, due to location and date. If it were a Fish Crow, it would be the furthest north one has ever been located.
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Looking at the width/length ratio of the tracks I think these are the Fish Crow rather than the American Crow.
1) I don't think fish crow range into Ontario and 2) I'm uncertain whether you are joking or not? No disrespect intended
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1) I don't think fish crow range into Ontario and 2) I'm uncertain whether you are joking or not? No disrespect intended
FYI, they have moved just into the southern parts of Ontario and apparently it's only a matter of time before someone finds evidence of a breeding pair. This location is 100s of kilometres north of there though.
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Sorry you're right it must be American Crow at that latitude.
However one can tell by the relative shallowness of the depression of the imprints compared to others examined; that the bird that made them had an almost empty stomach.
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Why are you all set on crow, if the bird was not seen?


I understand there were only the tracks in the snow.
So, how big is that key?

would a bluejay or something similar sized out of question?
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It is a corvid, American Crow. Raven is more symmetrical, Blue Jay is smaller judging from the key chain on the photo. I however cannot give you 100% certainty.
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Yes and one can tell it's a female too ( relative rear projection)
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Yes and one can tell it's a female too ( relative rear projection)
Any thoughts on her state of mind (other than the effects of hunger, of course)?
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I can't say with there only being a few footprints visible. Are there any more photos ?
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Any thoughts on her state of mind (other than the effects of hunger, of course)?
Concern about being mistaken for a jay, raven, or rook.
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[quote=ialarmedalien;3688794]Concern about being mistaken for a jay, raven, or rook.[/QUOTE]

in Ontario? really looking for some attention, this bird...
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