Edgar and Eleonora


The Crows of White Sands National Monument are a joy to interact with on the dunes.

Of course, it is impossible to look at them and not think of Edgar Allen Poe and quote the Raven “Nevermore” but these birds love to mess with the maintenance volunteers.

They sit on top of the picnic tables and wait for people to put there trash in the bins.

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Soon as no one is around they double team the trash cans, one holds the swinging flap open and the other picks out the trash.

dumpster diver

And when they are done they just leave it, you can’t teach crows to pack it in and pack it out.

Seriously though these guys are part of the White Sands experience and should be treasured.

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