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.

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We sell all Lucky Coins online - V1.0, V2.0 and V3.0
The Lucky Coin® retails for $19.95* / Lucky Coin® Keychain retails for $29.95*
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These are some of the current White Rock Beach & area Lucky Coin® V3.0 retailers:
  1. WhiteRockBeach.ca - Buy Online - We ship worldwide.
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  3. White Rock Pharmacy 102 – 1440 George St., White Rock BCV4B 4A3
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Artist Ric Wallace & The White Rock Beach Gallery invite you to try Square for FREE

Virtual Edge Communications & the White Rock Beach Gallery invites you to try Square

 width= Easy-to-use tools for every little thing. From mobile point-of-sale tools and online invoicing to next-day deposits and inventory management, Square has everything you need to run your business anywhere. Virtual Edge Communications uses this COOL device to process charge card & debit payments as well as document cash sales. We can use this on our iPad, Mini iPad or iPod (we do not have an iPhone). If you sell products or services, you can boost your sales by offering to accept charge cards. We use the Square device to accept sales at The White Rock Beach Gallery - Waterfront Promenade Gallery. Want to see how simple this Square is to use? Come to White Rock Beach and if we are set up, buy some postcards, greeting cards, magnets or canvas prints and we will show you how simple it is to use and email you a receipt, saving the trees for the squirrels or postcards. LOL  whiterockbeach-gallery-02
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8″x 8″ acid-free matted print of Edgar Allen Crow in a 14″ x 14″ black MDF frame (ABOVE)
$125 all taxes included
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.

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

HAPPY Squirrel Appreciation Day – 21st Jan 2018 – Double Your Order Sale*

Squirrel Appreciation Day was created by Christy Hargrove from Asheville, North Carolina on January 21, 2001.

Purchase any Lottery Charm® with a SQUIRREL on it and we will double your order up to 3 FREE products (on each separate item – per mailing address)*  on January 21st 2018 ONLY at LotteryCharm.com & WhiteRockBeach.ca and Luckology.com.

For example if you order 3 Black Squirrel pins, 3 White Squirrel Pins, 3 Lucky Squirrel Coins V1.0,  3 Lucky Squirrel Coins V2.0,  3 Lucky Squirrel Coins V3.0 you would get 12 free products.

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 White, black, red, grey or spotted colour does not matter in the squirrel world, they are all CUTE.  Squirrel Appreciation Day reminds us these seed and nut-burying creatures help combat GLOBAL WARMING by planting trees.

Why not visit your local park and feed or photograph some LUCKY SQUIRRELS.

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HAPPY Squirrel Appreciation Day – 21st Jan 2017

 White, black, red, grey or spotted colour does not matter in the squirrel world, they are all CUTE.  Squirrel Appreciation Day reminds us these seed and nut-burying creatures help combat GLOBAL WARMING by planting trees.

Why not visit your local park and feed or photograph some LUCKY SQUIRRELS.

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FIREWORKS Light Up White Rock Beach On Canada Day

canada-day2016-07m-01d-01mr-whiterockARTographer Ric Wallace captured These COOL photos of the fireworks at White Rock Beach on Canada Day 2016. Ric Wallace will be set up selling his postcards & greeting cards west of the White Rock Museum on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.
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FIREWORKS Light Up White Rock Beach On Canada Day

canada-dayThese COOL photos of the fireworks at White Rock Beach on Canada Day 2016. Ric Wallace will be set up selling his postcards & greeting cards west of the White Rock Museum on Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.2016-07m-01d-02 Follow us on TWITTER @BCwhiterock

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  We sell all White Rock Beach postcards online

 White Rock Beach Postcard Sponsors WANTED

 Promote White Rock Beach and your name / business / website to the WORLD. Some of our sponsors include White Rock Pharmacy, White Rock Photo, José & Co. Custom Jewellers
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Ideal for individuals and families wanting to have a memorial keepsake or businesses wanting a unique opportunity to maybe gain more recognition by having their business name and website purchased by local residents and tourists as keepsakes or to be mailed around the world.
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These are some of the current White Rock Beach & area postcard 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 – (weather permitting)
    5. Mr White Rock - Ric Wallace 604-259-0105 - VISA, MasterCard & CASH - soon Debit
    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. Canadiana Gifts - 14853 Marine Drive, White Rock BC V4B 1C1
    9. Shefield & Sons Tobacconists - (unit 109) (Semiahmoo Shopping Centre)
    10. Heavens Angels Gifts & Gelato 15557 Marine Drive Dr White Rock, V4B 1C9
 

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.

This is the ONLY location you can see most of the 118+ White Rock / South Surrey postcards & greeting cards on display at the same time (even the winter and Christmas postcards - weather and time permitting).

HAPPY Victoria Day Long Weekend – CANADA

LONG-WEEKEND

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The weather does not look good for setting up the White Rock Beach Gallery so we are offering FREE SHIPPING for online orders over $20 (before tax) from our online store with coupon code

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