Driving my daughter to work takes me along a busy narrow winding country road. This morning there was a crow and a sparrow-like bird pecking at the carcass of a perhaps a rabbit or some small animal in the middle of my side of the road. Being early all the cars had their head lights on though it was not dark. As I rounded the bend and saw the birds ahead of me I slowed slightly but also hoped they would fly off in time and they did.
On the return journey I saw the crow ahead of me on the other side of the road where there was a brief respite in traffic. My headlights were on but the crow did not flicker. It was busy picking and pulling at the flesh and interestingly kept turning its head as if looking for any oncoming traffic. It did not turn towards my direction on the opposite side of the road and that is my point. Do the birds understand traffic flow and that vehicles on that side of the road would be coming from that direction only?