Hi, my name is Joe. Joe Crow!
I’m called Joe Crow because that’s what I am. A crow! I’m a little bit different from most crows. Do you know why? It’s because my beak is bright yellow. Most crows have a black beak but I was born differently. It made me very famous in the woodlands of my home town, Eastbourne. That's in England. I was so famous, in fact, that I became good friends with some of the humans! Especially those at Pashley Down Infant School (more about that later). My pet, Mr. MacInnes (more about him later too!), was a teacher there so I got to know lots of different children.
|Me and my pet, Mr. MacInnes.|
|A river in Paro, Bhutan. The international airport is in Paro.|
|Here you can see the peak of Mount Jomolhari, the tallest mountain in Bhutan.|
I was a bit scared when we moved to Bhutan. Mr. MacInnes said there were tigers and bears here, and I didn’t know if the other birds would like me. Also, everything here is so new. The animals, the scenery, the buildings and the things people wear and do are so different from back home in England. Some of the things that I do seem strange to the people here. But I am used to being different, and I’m sure I will get used to things eventually. I hope you can see in the pictures how different things look.
|A lady selling vegetables in a local market.|
|This is a dzong. Dzongs used to be fortresses but now they are district government buildings.|
|Many of the dzongs are hundreds of years old! They were built to defend the country from invasion.|
|This is an old dzong which burned down in the 1950s.|