Field Notes

David Fix
90. by David Fix on July 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Books have been and will continue to be written about the behavior of ravens. I recall watching one gliding for minutes along a grassy coastal headland, using a stiff upslope breeze to enable it to fly just above the ground at nearly stall speed. It occurred to me that the bird was searching specifically for eggs or nestlings of Savannah Sparrows--among the most common breeding species there--by trying to startle an adult from the nest. The same raven that might shoulder in at a crowded cow carcass in January may spend hours flipping over small stones along the edge of an exposed river bar in July, feeding by itself, searching for aquatic insect nymphs.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I observe this occasionally, confident.

Bob Archer
106. by Bob Archer on October 16, 2011 at 06:04 pm

I saw two Ravens at the beach near Tillamook, Oregon today (Oct 16, 2011). Both were perched high in a snag. One was slightly higher than the other, it was gently preening the head of the other bird. Beautiful to watch.

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Citation: Personal Experience. I recently observed this, confidence uncertain at this time.

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