Those birds there are hooded crows. Originally they were going to be magpies, but magpies ended up being too small for what I needed in this scene.
Been playing the new Harvest Moon game lately. It’s now been renamed ‘Story of Seasons’ here in America due to a whole licensing kerfuffle. It’s pretty good; a lot of the tedium of the series has been streamlined, but I’m finding it actually moves at too fast a pace compared to the last few entries. It seems like new things are unlocked too quickly, and you do not have the tools, stamina, or gold to keep up, meaning that new farming areas have to go ignored until your tools can be upgraded. And I’m playing on the EASY setting, where you get more stamina and shop prices are cheaper. I did start it on hard mode, but then decided I wanted a more relaxed experience. Overall I’m feeling a little ‘meh’ about it. I liked Tale of Two Towns and A New Beginning much better. :/