2005-19-10 at 12:08 pm.Something very interesting has just happened. My workplace is located 5min walking distance from the train station and I usualy cross all the rails on my way. There's also a lot of electrical cables laid above the rails and my path leads me near the point where they all come to the ground.
Today, I found a dead crow there. A beautiful grey and black bird, probably young. I guess it got electrocuted on the wires there. I deceided to have a closer look at it and while I was turning the bird around, the whole flock gathered out of nowhere and started circling above me and yelling at me. They must have been very aware of the loss of one of their members, as they are very social animals. And smart too. Two of them even followed me all the way to the building while constantly yelling at me. I kinda feel sorry for them ... but I've been through all that too.
I've always been very aware of the larger birds around me, but it's only recently that I started paying more attention to the crows. 15 years ago, they were nowhere to be seen in the cities, but now, they're all over the place. I even have a small roost of a few hundred birds in the trees behind my house. Now, after my Haibane expirience, I'm noticing them everywhere. I'd really like to understand them someday ...