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Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus Cryptoleucus)


Chihuahuan Raven (Corvus Cryptoleucus)

My last bird picture was a 4 inch hummingbird so what do I see today? A huge bird. About 25-28 inches long. He is sitting atop a utility pole and you can see his size compared to the dove in the picture. As big as this bird is, I have seen doves work in groups to dive-bomb these guys to keep them away from their fledglings in their nest during the Spring and early Summer months.



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Great shot Skippy :)

10 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks, TG

10 Jan, 2009

 

Great photo Skippy

10 Jan, 2009

 

Looks like he's eyeing up the bird above?!

10 Jan, 2009

 

Great photo Skippy....

11 Jan, 2009

 

He's enormous! Good for the doves - amazing how birds protect their young. Have seen a tiny wren trailing a "broken" wing to lure a cat away from her nest. She flew away in the nick of time.

11 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks for the comments, everyone....Gee, In another picture of the raven, he really is looking at the dove but it didn't show what the raven really looked like so I selected this pose instead....Mt, birds do seem to be quite resourceful when needed...

11 Jan, 2009

 

Skippy ~
Your stories under your photos always bring the picture to life.
Thank you. :o)

13 Jan, 2009

 

Thanks, TT. Still not feeling up to par. I'm on and off from day to day.

13 Jan, 2009

 

Hello Skippy ~
I do hope you're feeling fit now.
I know you've had computer problems.
Are they all sorted ?
I miss your interesting comments. :o)

25 Jan, 2009

 

Magnificent birds even though they have such a bad reputation, but I guess it takes all sorts to make the world go round! Hope you are feeling better soon Skippy

19 Apr, 2009

 

Actually, I am feeling up to par at this point and have been for a while but my 91 year old mother is requiring a bit more care and other things have happened I won't get into now...long story

19 Apr, 2009



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