Monday, 17 September 2007

Kauw

Dit is een van de Kauwen, geen schoonheid maar wel heel intelligent. Als jongen had ik een tamme Kauw, ik had er een uit een konijnenhol gehaald en grootgebracht. Hij begreep verschillende commando's en hij was altijd bij me. Helaas was hij ook gek van mensenogen en dat was wel eens vervelend.

This is one of the birds (I think the english name is Jackdaw) not a beauty but very intelligent. Once I had a tame Jackdaw, I took it out of a rabbithole and raised him. He understood several commands and was always with me. Unfortunately he liked people's eyes and that was sometimes annoying. Hmmmm........I hope this english creation is understandable.

13 comments:

dot said...

I wonder what you named your bird.

This is a beautiful picture!

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Neva said...

Your English translation is awesome...understood you no problem...It doesn't look like a very pretty bird...but beauty is in the eye of the beholder isn't it?

R&R in The Netherlands said...

Your english is good, but what do you mean that he liked people's eyes ... did he get too close?

The kauw's in Wassenaar are very noisy in the morning, especially when they sit on the molen.

oldmanlincoln said...

I am guessing the eyes were something they like. Round and glistening. Nice photograph. I really like the way he is stepping out with the one foot.

I just began a new site about Japan in the early 1950s when we were there. You can get to it from my Brookville daily photo blog. Times have changed a lot there too over the 50-plus years since we were there.

Texel in vogelvlucht. Gerard said...

Ze zijn zeker slim. Ik weet nog dat ik vroeger, eens een kraai weggebracht heb, op de motor, naar Cocksdorp, omdat hij in ogen prikte. Misschien was het jou kraai wel. Hij was weer eerder thuis dan ik.

Dick said...

(Dot) The name was "Kaa".
(Neva) Yes you are very right.
(R&R) He pecked into people's eyes because of the glistening.
(Gerard) Ja dat was hem, mijn lieve tamme kauw.

JoAnn - NL "My digital eyes" :) said...

Hi dick,
Mooi wel grote vogel en (ik dacht een 'roek' mooi scherp, door de zon denk ik? En dat zomaar op straat....

Reaktie op rijm 'jl.' in engels, sommige 'poems' heb ik in het engels gemaakt (ik denk engels), 'kan niet in NL vertalen', daarmee bedoel ik: "Ik kan ze natuurlijk wel vertalen , maar ik vind ze niet 'klinken' in NL's , voor mijn gevoel, "mijn mening", je mag verschillen van mening.

Vraag Naarden "Annastraat", je verzoek is ingewilligd,'k heb vandaag 'tig' foto's gemaakt, dus even geduld ik post ze op m'n blog, svp geduld. OK?

Dankvoor 'stemmen', ik ben een expositie aan het voorbereiden, vandaar vraag om stemming. :)

JoAnn :)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very interesting bird, looks like he is smart and related to our crows. Mary :-D

KMF said...

nice one

Ele ^_^ said...

Really a nice shot, and nice blog! See ya.. ^^

Hyde DP said...

A jackdaw indeed - not seen any around here but they have a reputation for being thieves and there is an old tradition that a jackdaw down a chimney fortells a death in the house.

Emery Roth II said...

No problems at all with your English. I love the pattern of brick or block pavement. It sets off the bird beautifully.