I love my backyard birds, including the crows. They are actually interested in what we do around the yard. I took this while on a picnic with my daughter in the grass on a lovely summer day. There were three crows in and near this tree (a favorite of mine). They were watching us, and talking to each other (or us?) for at least a half hour before they flew off. Corvids are just so smart, anyway, but it is more than that. They are truly curious and observant. They don't just react, like the songbirds, flitting here and there when you get too close. These crows, they watch you.