What the heck got on this crow’s beak? From a distance I thought he might have some disease. When I got home and looked at this zoomed picture you can see it is sticky. A piece of grass or pine needle is even stuck to it.
What was this little guy digging in? He acted like a youngster so perhaps he put his nose in someplace he shouldn’t. He and his family are only a block from the Arbor Heights Elementary which is being demolished. Is it construction gunk?
One more thing – see how this crow’s neck feathers are still in molt mode. Kind of distressed and thin makes him look even more unkempt.