Really he was a raven but Old Crow has a better sound to it. As often as we see crows and ravens about, it isn't until you have camera in hand and want to get a picture of them that you realize, they really do not want to be any closer to you than is necessary. This raggedy old fellow confirmed that for me. It was a foggy, poopy day out on along the coast which really messed with the exposure setting of a pitch black bird against the bright gray skies. Later when I looked over my photos of him before he flew off, the best of the lot...he had his eye closed. After a few shots, that was it and he took off.
I've learned to hold the shutter button down and rapid fire off a series of shots when birds get pissed off at me and fly away. Usually one or two come out fairly well. I used to just put the camera down and watch them fly away grumbling to myself, but no more. Fire away!