Being carrion birds, and so often seen near corpses, they are linked with death or feelings about death; bad news; fear; unconscious feelings. Some people see them as associated with personal death, mostly because that is how they are used in films. But crows are a group bird and are supportive of their fellows.
It can at times depict the negative aspect of father. The dark intelligence in underhanded people or animals; forces in life that seem to have intelligent direction yet are not outwardly visible. Sometimes seen as a messenger between heaven and earth, an omen of death, and a seer of the hidden truth in the unconscious.
Crows also make their sound in flight, and then it is about telling their fellows where they are; a sort of positioning. See Birds
Idioms: as the crow flies; eat crow; Something to crow about; crow’s feet; old crow.
Useful Questions and Hints:
Did the bird impress me with any feeling reaction?
What was the background of the dream suggesting?
If I imagine myself back in the dream what feelings arise?