Tuesday, October 9, 2012

WBW - Common Raven

This was the first bird I took a picture of in my recent visit to Yosemite.
They are a joy to watch and I love the rough croak sound they make
 and the sound of the wind whipping through their wings as they fly!


This one spent alot of time in this fire pit and alot of time on the edge pulling and tossing burn logs around.




Kristi


21 comments:

  1. Who are you calling common - I have relatives at the Tower of London I'll have you know!

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  2. Fantastic shots! I love how you've caught their iridescence in the first shot, and a great deal of personality in the others.

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  3. beautiful! we don't have ravens here, just crows, but they fascinate me, too. :)

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  4. I love that shiny blue colour that they have. From Findlay

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  5. Gorgeous! I had no idea they were so blue!

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  6. He's gorgeous and shiny and he knows it! Do you actually know how to tell the difference between crows and ravens? Is it just size?

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  7. They're such a huge bird. Always great to see.

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  8. Beautiful pictures of this black/blue bird. I don't see them very often.
    Greetings Pia

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  9. Beautiful shots of one of my favourites!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  10. Years ago, I lived in TN for a short time. The ravens there absolutely loved one of our large, high windows which had a coating that allowed them to see their reflection on cloudy days but not see inside the house. Our cats took full advantage of that and sat on the ledge meowing at them and generally harassing the poor birds. I'm not sure that they ever figured out that the cats were inside!

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  11. first thing I noticed of course was the striking irridescence; lovely photographs

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  12. They are such handsome birds! And BIG too. :))

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  13. What a beautiful bird this is, Kristi!
    I love the wonderful colors.
    it almost looks iridescent.

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  14. What a great job you did getting those shots! It is so difficult to photograph an all black bird and get those feather details.

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  15. Great shots, they capture the personality of these extremely intelligent birds. People often throw uneaten food into the fire, this guy knows that. (Never turn your back on food when ravens are around, they are master thieves.)

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  16. These are great! We just went to Yosemite too. I also took Raven images and they looked black. When I ran the images, they were dark blue, so I tinted them black again. They will be posted soon...hmmm they must really be dark blue...who knew...;'~

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  17. Great set of shots - I love the blue flare in the feathers. I love watching these birds (or their relatives) - they are so intelligent.

    Thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Australia

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