I have a new fascination with crows because of what happened in our backyard. I saw a crow use a tool to retrieve some food. I've heard of crows making and using tools, but I never really thought I'd get to observe that phenomenon... right from my desk chair.
Here is a link to a video of a crow fashioning a tool and using it to retrieve some out-of-reach food.
trail cam facing a tall, clear container with some pretzels at the bottom... and a handy piece of wire nearby.
Somehow, crows don't seem so boring anymore.