|Ravens in the tree top|
While the parents are busy reconstructing their nest, their eight offspring can occasionally be observed socializing or playing together on the wind, most especially at dawn or dusk. This past week I watched the oldest four play in the little forest for quite some time. Aside from the clumsy Raven, one of the other Raven youngsters has a very deep, distinct voice, while the third is very curious, and the fourth somewhat nervous.
|Clumsy Raven almost missed the mark|
|Struggling to right himself|
They seemed to enjoy the snow fall and really love the gusting wind. Apparently they also, enjoy a game of chase the tail of a Magpie occasionally, or playing tag with Blue Jays:)
|Curious Raven-wondering what I'm doing|
|Nervous Raven takes off at the slightest sound|
Two of these older offspring even played at house a little last summer, when they practiced building a nest and protecting territory.
|Magpie visits Raven|