Corvids during Covid

The Corvid family of birds are truly amazing creatures. Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays are all members of this highly intelligent family. Often reviled by humans they are never-the-less cleaver, extremely adaptable birds. (Hmmmm?? Are Covid viruses similar???) To my delight a pair of Common Ravens have taken up residence in President Murray Park right in the middle of Saskatoon. As near as I can tell there has never been a record of Ravens nesting in this park before. I first noticed them April 11 as they flew around making their croaking, throaty sounds and sitting on a nest high up in a Spruce tree.

Here are a few pictures of the Raven parents followed by a video showing the parents feeding the young.

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  1. Julianna Balaton November 25, 2021 at 11:18 am #

    Thanks for all the lovely pics.I grow Pacific giant delphiniums to attract the very large bees,some1 and 1/2 inches long, not kidding, have measured them.They are very docile and you can get right up to them.I have also been fortunate to have a hummingbird moth visit these flowers.

  2. Masoud Javadi May 11, 2021 at 9:04 pm #

    Nice shots. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Linda Hay May 4, 2021 at 9:57 am #

    Wonderful photos. You are so lucky to have been able to observe and capture their behaviour. After a long cold winter isn’t spring grand?

  4. Leona Theis May 2, 2021 at 8:05 pm #

    Regal birds, Trent, and beautiful shots. Thanks.

  5. Nola Leighton May 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm #

    Wonderful shots Trent! It’s wonderful to have a raven family for you to photo this spring. We have ravens here as well. We see the crows harassing them so there seems to be a scarcity of cousin-ly love between them. Such smart birds. You will have a wonderful photo journal of them as they raise those noisy naked babies. Thanks so much!

  6. Michael Corcoran May 2, 2021 at 5:47 pm #

    Trent, ravens are magnificent creatures, and your photos are an inspiration. When Jan and I lived on an acreage northwest of downtown Victoria, we would listen to the ravens croaking in the ravine behind our house. They are so impressive. Of course, any bird that is not a pigeon is wonderful. Just kidding, some of my best friends are pigeons.

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