An American Crow in Seattle

//An American Crow in Seattle

An American Crow in Seattle

Maybe this photo resolves the American Crow/Northwestern Crow conundrum, once and for all:

American Crow with U.S. Flag in Seattle

Crow + Flag - ©ingridtaylar

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:

“An American In Paris” Ballet with George Gershwin’s Original Music from Mark on Vimeo.

By | 2012-12-05T21:25:23+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Blog, Crows, Jays & Corvids, Pacific Northwest|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Mia McPherson December 6, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I love that image Ingrid, I might be (am) anthropomorphizing but I can almost hear the Star Spangled Banner in my head looking at the Crow because it looks like it is belting out that song!

    • ingrid December 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      You know how misguided I am in not shying away from some of those characterizations myself. I was originally going to call this photo, “I pledge allegiance to … Corvid Nation” which I instead incorporated in the text. Similar wavelength.

  2. M. Firpi December 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    A great take on Gershwin’s “American in Paris”, wonderful allegories; Gene Kelly dressed in black(!), simply brilliant!

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