This is "crow", he came and stayed awhile as a fledgling, and when he could fly, he made a few trial runs from the top of the house and shed and back to us...and then into the woods. What an intelligent and playful animal, and what a chatterbox!
I wish we had a way to mark him before he left us, because we wonder if he comes around....especially when we see a crow perched on the swing, "crow's" favorite spot.
I loved this post from The Birdchaser: Five Crows
Not long after "crow" flew the coop I read this lovely lovely book. I highly recommend it- "the Caw of the Wild"