We’ve been treated to something of a spectacle this morning with at least eighteen Ravens circling over our back garden and neighbouring countryside. I’ve never seen so many here before with our resident pair usually only being accompanied on rare occasions. This therefore was highly unusual and they stayed around for the entire morning, alternating between the fields, trees and sky.

P1100501 - Local Ravens
P1100500 - Local Ravens
P1100498 - Local Ravens
P1100507 - Local Ravens

Conditions have been pretty dire today weather wise but it seems this congregation may have more to do with a sudden availability of food rather than the heavy rain. I noticed several of the birds carrying large pellet shaped objects in their beaks, presumably something picked up from one of the nearby farms. Sadly they are too small in my photos to clearly identify and I didn’t get chance to go searching for their source before all the Ravens left early this afternoon.

P1100493 - Local Ravens

Whatever the cause I can only hope that it happens again as this must certainly rank as one of the best bird sightings we’ve ever had from the house. There was even a Buzzard and Red Kite thrown in for good measure!


ADRIAN · December 15, 2014 at 1:01 am

A very welcome Sunday surprise.

TexWisGirl · December 16, 2014 at 9:50 pm

oh, i like them all taking their perches on the fence posts!

eileeninmd · December 16, 2014 at 10:34 pm

I agree with Tex above, the fence shot is cool. Have a happy week!

Margaret Birding For Pleasure · December 17, 2014 at 10:03 pm

they are sitting pretty in the second shot

A Colorful World · December 19, 2014 at 12:47 am

Wonderful sighting! Love the five lines up on the posts. 🙂

Adam Tilt · January 25, 2015 at 5:50 pm

Thanks everyone.

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