i have a weak spot for crows and magpies (of the bird variety only). i know people don’t like them, but i think they are very smart animals. the way they look at you, you can tell they are trying to figure you out. they are proven to have people recognition skills. they can identify individual people and remember who chases them away, who feeds them and who leaves them alone and they adapt their behaviour accordingly. quite smart animals so unlike those dumb mynas around here. a couple of crows were swooping floydy today, which is a bit unusual behavior for the ones around here. i quickly saw that the reason was that their almost full grown young had fallen out of the nest, and they were only trying to protect it.