Crow Welcomes Tourists With ‘Y’Alright Love’

People visiting Knaresborough Castle in North Yorkshire were in for a treat. They were being greeted by a talking crow.

Knaresborough Castle is a ruined fortress overlooking the River Nidd in the town of Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, England.

Two visitors especially, Lisa and Mark Brooks heard the bird chattering inside the castle grounds and started filming.

I found it absolutely hilarious. It must be a local, it has a proper Yorkshire accent. We were there for 15 minutes and it switched between saying ‘darling’ and ‘love’. Other people started coming over and were just in shock.

Lisa Brooks

The clip shows the pied crow rustling a twig before leaping onto a wall and greeting the couple.

‘I found it absolutely hilarious. It must be a local – it has a proper Yorkshire accent.’

This is not the first time of course that a crow or a raven spoke to someone. They are really intelligent animals and people (scientists) are starting to wake up to the fact.


Adrian Volenik

I've lived around animals my whole life and I hold a Diploma in Animal Physiology. When I'm not reading or writing about wild animals, health and fitness, and technology, you can find me playing with my son and two cats. My pastimes include running, playing video games, and solving the NY Times crossword.