Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Restless Ravens

Spring is slowly making its way north and the ravens are starting to feel the effect of the longer days. After seeing only two ravens during the dark days of deep winter, we see them almost every day. Sometimes just a lone bird, but more often a pair and they have started their spring courting displays.

Today we had 5 ravens around the house looking for scrapes of fish left in the yard by Toby are Chesie. With the wind back around 30 mph they love to work the wind currents around the house and at times seem to float in mid air.

Next month will see the return of our snow buntings the real harbinger of spring. It always such a loving sound to step out and hear their song drifting across the yard.

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