Maybe this photo resolves the American Crow/Northwestern Crow conundrum, once and for all:
I suspect that any Pledge of Allegiance here is to Corvid Nation.
Check out my post Crows on Cairns for a short discussion about what really constitutes “American” or “Northwestern” when it comes to corvids.
Photographed at the Ballard Locks with the Olympus OM-D E-M5 and Lumix 100-300mm lens
And, finally … an interesting take on the Gershwin inspiration for this post title: