Our search for these birds is now bordering on the obsessive. When we look for them we can never find them, and when we spot them we never have a camera ready. My daughter is in on the search with me. Equally fanatical, she pursues each flitting shadow with a zoom lens.
I don’t think I have ever really considered how ubiquitous these animals are; perhaps because they are everywhere we don’t pay attention to them, but aren’t they just like the wolves or coyotes of the sky? They’re really serious scavenging animals. Some of them get really big, like the four footer we saw a couple of days ago in the park.
I’ve learned that the raven is probably the most intelligent bird, that it can fly upside down, do rolls and somersaults in the air, and likes to steal sheep’s wool for nest lining.Â