Heard a ruckus outside, and went out to see what the heck was going on. There was this huge crow sitting in my tree making a lot of noise. I looked up at him and said, "what the heck is wrong? I kept asking him if he had a problem.
He started cocking his head to listen to me. As I talked with him, he started talking back, making sounds that sounded like he was having a conversation with me.
After a little while I ran inside for my camera, hoping he wouldn't disappear on me. He was there waiting for me. I talked to him while I was taking pictures, and I swear he responded.
It was totally awesome!
Though I'm sure neither one of us understood each other, I felt that there really was a conversation going on and that the understanding between us went deeper than language.
Maybe he was complaining about Squeek sitting beneath the tree. She's not much bigger than he is.