To be sure, nothing in Monterey causes sleep deprivation more consistently than crows, except the clamor of the mindless auto and motorcycle races at Laguna Seca. Geniuses like Schopenhauer detested noise and wrote essays about how maddening it was to intellectuals and nappers like he and I.
Why do we have such a great population of these dirty, noisy, scavenger birds? I suspect it’s because they have no natural predators to chew them into pieces. Hawks, owls, vultures and eagles appear about as frequently as pterodactyls. So crows go about their nasty ways with full license, willfully murdering sweet birds such as finches, robins and sparrows whose numbers are declining. How can we stop this occupation and genocide?
Aw, I like the gameful interaction between the crows, jays and squirrels. The noise of animal life is preferable to the power tools, yard blowers and stupid barking dogs.