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Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Original Post - Jun 25, 2014 - 08:34am PT
Super intelligent birds. There is a family living in my hood, we call back and forth. It's nice to see them around 5:30 every morning when I'm out walking my dogs.

Anyone else a fan of ravens?
pc

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:40am PT
Yep. Cool birds. I'm even a fan of crows though not when they come through my yard at 5am in the summer.

Their call would make a great ring tone for your phone.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:42am PT


DMT
pc

climber
Jun 25, 2014 - 08:58am PT
Cool looking book DMT. Thanks for the headsup on it.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2014 - 09:02am PT
Thanks, DMT, I'll check it out.

Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:04am PT
Brandon a big two thumbs up on that book.

The place setting is New Hampshire, in principle. I think you will like it a lot and there are numerous surprises therein.

DMT
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2014 - 09:08am PT
Drinking coffee and walking my dogs on Monday morning, I watched a very large raven flee from an aggressive jay. His wingspan was damn close to my own.

And Ron, nature is a fierce thing, you of all people should know that.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
Maestro, Ecosystem Ministry, Fatcrackistan
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:20am PT
They are wolf birds. They eat other birds, yep. And carrion. They followed the Euro-wars around and pecked out the dead eyes of Euro-cadavers. They follow hunters like Inuits and wolves and such, as well.

I can readily see the explosion of cities in the arid West like Reno and Sparks, that there is attendant explosion of raven population. I can see they would eat turtles.

But damn those birds for killing a duck before you could Ron! ;D

DMT
Rollover

climber
Gross Vegas
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Ron?
Ron?
Credit: Rollover
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2014 - 09:31am PT
I just ordered the book, Dingus. Looking forward to it.
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:31am PT
I'm a fan of ravens. They help me in my quest to watch grizzly bears. They have learned that where there are bears there are food scraps.





They are surprisingly large birds as well. For perspective here is one flying next to an eagle.


StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:43am PT
Ravens and Crows are not the same thing. They call a flock of crows a "murder" for a reason.

http://www.diffen.com/difference/Crow_vs_Raven

Corvids will eventually take over after humans get done killing themselves off.
johntp

Trad climber
socal
Jun 25, 2014 - 09:59am PT
I hate ravens and crows. Freaking noisy as hell.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Jun 25, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Amazing birds. 'nuff said.
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Jun 25, 2014 - 10:01am PT
Yep. Crows offen gather in the neighborhood before they roost and can raise a hell of a racket.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jun 25, 2014 - 10:05am PT
On command my Raven would have pecked your Parrots eyes out and then drank it's milkshake...

LOL
Chiloe

Trad climber
Lee, NH
Jun 25, 2014 - 12:24pm PT
I thought this guy was merely a crow, but perhaps he's an Alpine chough instead. Asking for handouts near the Eiger Glacier in Switzerland.

Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Jun 25, 2014 - 12:42pm PT
Ravens will work with wolves in a symbiotic relationship. The ravens will call the wolves to a carcass in order to have the wolves rip through the hide and expose food the raven would not be able to get to otherwise. Sneaky bastards, we have to shoot the wolves and the ravens. Just kidding Ron

They are a big nuisance in the Grand Canyon. I lost my dinner one evening, I left it out while I walked 100 feet to the river. Instead of bear canisters there are steel mesh bags to store food in that protect the food from ravens and rodents.
little Z

Trad climber
un cafetal en Naranjo
Jun 25, 2014 - 01:19pm PT
nice photos Chewy (miss your posts over on the Birds thread)

IŽll always associate the calls of ravens with climbing. Love that sound as it echos among the cliffs or canyons. Have sat at many a belay and marvelled at their aerial acrobatics.
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 4, 2014 - 09:21am PT
Bump.

Turns out there are at least three adult ravens living in my hood. From what I have heard on my morning walks, they live in two nests about three hundred yards apart on opposite sides of the river. They are constantly patrolling the area and talking to each other.

One was at my front door the other day, I think they recognize where I live, as I've been calling to them from time to time. We are getting to know each other.
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