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Local Raven

These monsters are year round and everywhere. Smart and often raggedly like this. This one ignored that my friend and I were there, just perched there. Then tried talking with us for a while.



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ravens are very intelligent birds. we have one in our local wildlife park that talks......he has picked up a few naughty words, : )

28 Mar, 2010

 

The bird is obviously under the influence of some magical nature. Lucky you to be to snap this lovely picture.

28 Mar, 2010

 

Great pic GT.

Imposing but handsome birds:0))

28 Mar, 2010

 

always remind me of spooky films GT, lol, lovely birds though, great shot :o))

28 Mar, 2010

 

Great shot, your conversation must have been interesting, he looks rivited LOL

28 Mar, 2010

 

Fantastic shot. He might look raggety but he has a lovely sheen on his feathers.

28 Mar, 2010

 

Thank you all. I have been waiting for a chance to get a good close shot of one of these. Here, they are everywhere. Easily the most common next to the chickadee. This is the common raven, about 18 inches tall. They can be a bit spooky, but yes, very smart. If you live near a spot they nest in summer, you'll never have a nights rest, without darkness they talk all night. This was something strange, just stared at us, mesmerized. The new warmth and sun has us all acting strange....lol.

28 Mar, 2010

 

Caw !
- Friendly critter.

28 Mar, 2010

 

These are more than friendly Gurth, they'll steal your grocery right out of your bag in front of the market. :-) Thank you.

28 Mar, 2010

 

Great ...intelligent birds Gt...love this pic !

28 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Bonkers! Finally had one stay put.....lol

They are smart, a bit of a menace here in such numbers, but definately smart. :-)

28 Mar, 2010

 

Pretty much like our rooks and crows ...live next door to a rookery Gt...my are they opportunists ! Strangely though they do not bother the little birds.....quite fond of them ....

28 Mar, 2010

 

They do enjoy other birds, it seems. They get a bad rap here always, droves in the grocery store lots and waste stations. But I do like having them around.

29 Mar, 2010

 

I think I'd be quite frightenend to have one of these at such close quarters GT. Too many Hitchcock films perhaps !!!

29 Mar, 2010

 

That film was definately terrifying, but here there are so many, you just have to get past it. They are inescapeable, but very nice.

29 Mar, 2010

 

great pic GT...i can never catch ours...

29 Mar, 2010

 

Thanks Sandra. These are big and bold, but I had never had one sit and pose for me.

29 Mar, 2010

 

ill keep trying to catch ours....we only have one pair..but they are so great to watch...

30 Mar, 2010

 

Full of character aren't they? :-)

31 Mar, 2010

 

Trying to tell you where it wanted a lift to no doubt. Lol

2 Apr, 2010

 

LOL! Sure was joining the party. :-) He kept eyeing something in the car through the window too. That might be what brought it in the first place.

4 Apr, 2010

 

Perhaps he fancied his reflection.

7 Apr, 2010

 

LOL, that could easily be it too. :-)

7 Apr, 2010

 

Much bigger than I imagined, dont see many here....great shot.

13 Apr, 2010

 

This is the common raven by name, but it is one of the largest. Probably 16 inches.

13 Apr, 2010

 

Big.....a witches cat!!!

13 Apr, 2010

 

:-) Very much so. :-)

14 Apr, 2010

 

aww he is friendly and cute!

24 Apr, 2010

 

They are definitely friendly. The ever present fowl of the area. Can be big noisy and messy but I enjoy having them around. Big grand things. TY.

25 Apr, 2010



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