Wednesday, 28 March 2012

MICHIGAN: Stony Creek and a Talking Crow

Yes you heard that right - a talking crow. But more about that later. I was lucky enough that Joe booked off a long weekend so on Monday we were determined to get out and do something even if the weather has taken a turn back to being seasonal and not overwhelmingly warm. But we visited Stony Creek all the same. Out here in metro Detroit there's a lot of metro parks which are great places for walks, fishing, boating, golfing and picnics, it's only $5 a time to visit but we opted for the annual pass after decided they're going to be our places of choices for BBQs once it gets into the summer months.





We went for a little walk around some ponds along the creek, sadly it was far too chilly to go too far. Nevertheless we spotted some amazing wildlife - from squirrels, wood peckers, gorgeous coloured birds, fishes and ground hogs all running wild. They also give shelter to a blinded owl and even a talking crow which even has his own video on YouTube.


He was born with a broken wing so he's never been able to fly and he's been at Stony Creek for as long as Joe's been visiting which is a good seven years. Was so cute watching him talk and crows are apparently rather good at mimicking sounds in general. Don't you just love funny YouTube videos?!

18 comments:

  1. Your photos are gorgeous, Rachael - especially love the quality of the light in the second shot and the sleepy owl! What lovely places to have on the doorstep!

    Jem xXx

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    1. Aw thank you! The parks are amazing, even though they are really popular they are so big you rarely run into people.

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  2. that place looks so pretty! i can imagine it being perfect in the summer x

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    1. Yeah - hopefully we can see a lot more of it in the summer too!

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    1. It really is - makes you forget you're so close to such a huge city.

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  4. Wow! I love the look of that place! beautiful :)
    My nan had a talking crow, but not as cool as this one... he only used to say WOW and Ola! lol :P

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    CAT xoxo

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    1. That sounds so fun! I never knew crows were so good at saying things.

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  5. Gorgeous photos, it looks like such a lovely time :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Nice place just to get away from the world for a few hours.

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    1. Yeah, just wish it had been warmer!

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  7. oh gosh, i love the way those photos were edited. so beautiful!!!
    xo TJ

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    1. Thanks, most of it was just playing with the light levels.

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  8. The talking crow reminds me so much of the singing crows in Dumbo! Stoney Creek looks like an amazing place to visit :)
    Charlotte

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    1. Disney always make really good singing crows!

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  9. Gorgeous photos, looks like the perfect day out :) xx

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  10. Such amazing photos, the wildlife looks so gorgeous xxx

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