[Tweeters] re crow playing

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Tue Oct 31 17:59:33 PDT 2017


i was surprised and enchanted by watching two different groups of Northern
Hawk Owls play on four separate occasions, photos and story to be
published.....

On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 5:55 PM, <kristinstewart01 at comcast.net> wrote:


> And Ravens also, along with many other species of critters! I agree with

> Lonnie and Margaret!

>

> Kristin Stewart

> Olympia

>

> Sent from my iPad

>

> On Oct 31, 2017, at 2:21 PM, Lonnie Somer <mombiwheeler at gmail.com> wrote:

>

> Well, shouting down from the great heights of egotism, I have to say that

> I actually agree with you. I've been around non-human animals all of my

> life, and I've never doubted that many animals play for the shear enjoyment

> of it, including crows.

>

> Lonnie Somer

> Seattle

> mombiwheeler at gmail.com

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> On Tue, Oct 31, 2017 at 11:20 AM, Margaret Sandelin <msand47 at earthlink.net

> > wrote:

>

>> Re Lonnie Somer's posting about the crow "playing", it is the height of

>> egotism to think only humans play and to say we are anthropomorphizing if

>> an animal or bird does something we think only we do. Over the last many

>> decades there has been many studies to indicate that animals and birds

>> (especially crows and raven) do thing we think only we do and seem to have

>> some of the same "emotions". And if you get right down to it, humans

>> "play" for many useful and practical reason.

>> Margaret Sandelin

>> Seattle

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