For the Love of Crows By Sheila T

I had never paid much attention to crows. I thought they were just noisy, obnoxious pests. At least, that’s how I saw them when I lived back in Ontario. But then we moved to “Supernatural” British Columbia in 2012, and a couple things changed my mind about these black rascals.

It was low tide and we were strolling along the beach out in front of the 486-ton white rock looking for interesting stones and shells. Although I heard no sound other than the light lapping of waves, I started to get an odd sense – as if we were being followed.

I stopped suddenly, turned around and saw one lone crow following in my footsteps as I picked up and discarded unwanted stones. My sudden stop and about-face caused this crow to stop suddenly as well, and he seemed to look around as if to ask, “What’s wrong – is someone following us?” It was a comical moment and I began to wonder if there was more to crows than I’d previously noticed.

Shortly after that day, we noticed a particular crow near our own home. He had a broken beak but it never seemed to prevent him from hunting for food and having success. We named him “Brokebeak” and began throwing a few peanuts out for him and a couple of his pals.

About this time, we also embarked on an intensive walking program to both lose weight and get in better shape. Our walks would usually take us from our East Beach location heading west along the White Rock Beach promenade, all the way uphill on Oxford Street, then east on 16 Avenue into town where we would stop sometimes for a cold drink before continuing the trek back home.

What we noticed when we reached the alley leading to our home – and with still about one kilometre to go – was the sudden appearance of our new friends. I commented that they seemed to recognize us. Ric threw them some peanuts that he had in his pocket and they dove for them.

Yes, they had recognized us as we’ve since learned. They can recognize faces and they know people who are kind to crows and those who aren’t. While they can be both thieves and pranksters (more on that to follow), they also demonstrate a lot of intelligence.

They tend to follow us some distance when we go for walks – even as far as the White Rock pier or farther. Often Ric has gone out among the tidal pools at low tide with his tripod and camera, and our feathered friends will show up, patiently waiting for treats to follow after he takes his pictures.

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Our crow pals also seem to watch the house, and when they spot our car pulling out, they swoop in and fly along beside the car to get our attention. They’ll often fly along side until they get their peanut rations. And they also watch for us to return home. But we have one rule: if they’re noisy, they get no reward. Only quiet birds get treats.

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

We don’t expect everyone to share our love of crows, but there’s no denying their intelligence and cleverness. While that might not encourage affection, it should at least afford them a bit of respect.

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
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8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

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Come to White Rock Beach, BC April 1, 2018 for the Annual Counting & Instagramming of the CROWS

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It will be a fun day at White Rock Beach the first day of April 2018.  We are looking at having a monthly day for Instagramming of the CROWS. Check CrowART.ca for details.

COMING SOON – Our NEW line of CrowART.ca Greeting cards.

The 3 Amigos of the West BeachEdgar Allen Crow, Victoria, EJ (Edgar Junior – born 2017).

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

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Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

This ready-to-hang framed print is in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

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Make a Friend – Feed a CROW

2014-may-21-06Crows are always looking for food. If you are going out for a walk or visiting beautiful White Rock Beach, BC Canada, consider packing a pocket of peanuts. If you run a business consider a CROW watering dish, like the Dingo Bar which catered to Dingoes, dogs and CROWS.

If you like to bake some mini muffins, please consider some of our mini muffin recipes. Shown below is Edgar Allen Crow who does not like zucchini, but put into a mini muffin he loves it.

Edgar Allen Crow - Approved Recipes to Feed Crows

NOTE: Humans will enjoy these as long you do not add any bugs or roadkill to these recipes.

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8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 12.25″ x 12.25″ black aluminum frame  (ABOVE)
$135 all taxes included
8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (BELOW)
$125 all taxes included

Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

Both of these ready-to-hang framed prints are in stock and ready to purchase from

8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
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Just the 8"x 8" print – $19 all taxes included.

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Our best selling Christmas Postcard and Greeting cards are now on sale in selected stores and online.

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These are some of the current White Rock Beach & Crescent Beach greeting cards retailers:
  1. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
  2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  3. WhiteRockBeach.ca - Buy Online - We ship worldwide.
  4. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  5. Mr White Rock - 604-259-0105 - Purchase directly from Ric Wallace - VISA, MasterCard, debit or Cash
  6. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  7. Whitby’s Books and Gifts 14877 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C2
  8. Captain Imports & Gifts #103-1959 152nd Street, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
  9. Shefield & Sons Tobacconists - (unit 109) (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre)
  10. Urban Decor Centre -  #2181 192nd Street, Surrey BC V3S 2X2
NOTE: Some retailers will have limited postcard selections due to space. PLEASE NOTE: The White Rock Museum does NOT sell our products (turned down 3 times) as they have no interest in our products. Please support the above local businesses that support out efforts. arrow-bar[1]

These are some of the White Rock Beach / South Surrey APPROVED gift shops:
  1. The White Rock Beach ONLINE STORE OPEN 24 -7
  2. White Rock Pharmacy, 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BC V4B 4A3
  3. Whitby’s Books and Gifts 14833 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1
  4. Shefield & Sons Tobacconists - (unit 109) (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre)
  5. Save On Foods (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre) 1641-152nd Street, Surrey, BC V4A 4N3
  6. The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery – Artist Walk Outside (weather permitting)
  7. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard, Debit & CASH
  8. Sunnyside Evergreen Pharmacy - 2397 King George Blvd. Surrey BC V4A 5A4
  9. Canadiana Gifts 14853 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1 
  10. Oriental-Link Enterprise LTD.  14969 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C3
  11. Captain Imports & Gifts #103-1959 152nd Street, Surrey BC V4A 9E3
  12. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
  13. Urban Decor Centre -  #2181 192nd Street, Surrey BC V3S 2X2