As we visited the park we had one continual companion, I'm certain it was actually various ravens/crows but it seemed every time we stopped there was one or more there at each place. Toward the end of the day we were starting to become tired from all the hiking we had done during the day . Remembering that the birds are cairns we started joking that they were waiting for tourists to fall over dead from exhaustion. There is really a lot to see and do in the Petrified Forest. By the end of the day we took to telling the birds "I'm not dead yet, move on." Each time the birds would fly off.
All in all it was a very good day. I would highly recommend spending Thanksgiving or any other days exploring the Petrified Forest