Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Still Goin' Crazy...

I don't have any pictures for today, but will try to post tomorrow. The restoration work has begun on the rooms damaged from our last storms, which is a story in itself - I shall explain when I post next, after I can find the top of my head which blew off after the drywall person left. And,I have some information on telling the difference between a crow and a raven, or you could go by what Mel added to the comments of the previous post:

"Crows vs Ravens...a little story Crows and ravens are similar, however there are a few differences. Both birds have feathers at the outermost points of their wings. These special feathers are known as pinions. Crows have 5 pinions at the ends of their wings, whereas ravens possess 6 pinions at the end of each of their wings. Therefore, one could accurately state that the difference between crows and ravens is a "matter of a pinion". Mel ducks now."

I warned you all that she has a marvelously pervers sense of humor, didn't I? :)

4 comments:

Nancy K. said...

ROFLMAO!!!!

Sharon said...

I always thought was ravens were the huge black boys and the crows were smaller. I'm never close enough to see the end of the wings, and since I can't tell them apart, I just call them all crows.

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

I just had to go look... I have always thought that the biggest visible difference was the beak and I was right suprisingly enough; ravens have a larger and slightly curved beak where as a crows beak is more or less flat. Another way I have always told them apart is the tuft of feathers, almost a crest on the top of their head, crows are smooth headed. My two cents :)
I like Mel's comment better though lol

bspinner said...

I never thought I'ld learn so much
reading blogs. According to the Pa Game Commission Ravens are more common in Rocky Mountains and Canada but we do have some in the Poconos and south Central Pa. So, I'm going to assume the black birds around my house are crows. Anyway, interesting subject. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.