Caitlin Doughty of the website Order of the Good Death (previously at Neatorama) talks about the link between crows and death. The behavior crows display when they encounter the death of one of their own is weird enough for it to be enshrined in mythology and superstition. So science stepped in to find out what was really going on.
Does this have anything to do with turkeys circling a dead cat? Probably not …but you never know. -Thanks, Fester!