name='Steve Crook' timestamp='1280757237' post='459316']
Carrion crows are also corvids.
We have crows, magpies and jays (also corvids) in our suburban garden in leafy SW London
Some years ago, while I was driving past a local common I saw a huge flock of magpies on the ground. I asked at the time, if it's "one for sorrow, two for joy", what is if for 50 or more of them?
Since then, all corvids seem to be doing very well
Have you got any ring-necked parakeets (aka the rose-ringed parakeet)? They're even noisier than corvids. Some escaped from captivity (or were released by PETA extremists) and they've been breeding very successfully in the wild. They're so successful that people are talking about having to cull some of them