The crows are gathering outside my window. One crow at a time. On the street. On the sidewalk. On the grass.
I noticed two at first. Close together, and walking around in tandem. On the street. Then one fluttered down from a tree. Also on the street.
There is a single pigeon on the grass, minding – as far as I can tell – its own business. Peck-peck-pecking. Neck jerking as it moves along. Seemingly oblivious.
Then another crow flies down out of the sky. Lands on the grass near the pigeon. Doesn’t move.
Another crow swoops down with a sudden landing on the grass. Takes crow hops to the crow on the grass. They stand together looking at (it looks to me) at the pigeon. The pigeon (as far as I can tell) is minding its own business.
Then a crow lands on the sidewalk, close to the pigeon that is minding its own business.
Its business, almost immediately, is to fly away.
And then the crows on the street fly away. And then the crows on the grass fly away. And last, the crow on the sidewalk flies away.
So – what was that all about?