A few weeks back I stopped at a McDonalds (A fact that I am not proud to admit, but this kind of made up for it.) when I had one of the most incredible fast food experiences that I have ever had. Im pretty sure that most of you have stopped at a fast food restaurant and noticed all the birds that hang out in the parking lot waiting for a dropped fry, or a board customer like me, who often will buy an extra order of fries and throw them to these hungry little souls who know how to coerce a free meal out of us humans.
At any rate, this time just after I got in the car to eat my meal and even before I considered what feathered friend might be expecting lunch, I looked up at the windshield of my car to notice that a little bit of a bird had landed right on my windshield wiper and was at first looking me in the eyes thru the glass and then shifting his gaze to my fries that I was holding. It was perfect in that this bird needed no other form of communication to get his message across. And he stayed right there as I opened my window and dropped fries one at time on the edge of the windshield wiper. After a number of fries I guess he was full and he took off.
First of all I encourage everyone to buy an extra order of fries for the birds during the winter months as the oil used to fry them is actually good for their feathers in the colder climates. But this also got me to wondering just what other incredible feats of intelligence that we humans here on EC have witnessed from either their domesticated animals or undomesticated wildlife that you might like to share?
This bird blew my mind because he knew exactly what he was doing and what he was asking for and so did I. In this instance he was the teacher and I was the student. I really want to hear your true stories and photos are welcome as well. And if I can come up with enough accounts I might even consider trying to edit them into a childrens book!
updated by @bill-walker: 09/04/18 06:46:11PM