The resident ravens around my Lodi farm have been much more vocal lately, but I haven't seen any large groups moving through. Two days ago, while harvesting rampant tomatillos from my compost pile, I saw a single raven giving chase to a leucistic red-tail, with three crows mobbing close behind and two other ravens in tumble-play flight. Always good to look up when picking!
-- Margaret Shepard Sage Hen Farm, Lodi ________________________________________ From: bounce-120823729-3494...@list.cornell.edu <bounce-120823729-3494...@list.cornell.edu> on behalf of Liz Brown <e...@cornell.edu> Sent: Sunday, September 25, 2016 11:01 AM To: CAYUGABIRDS-L Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Ravens on the move... Just now, out doing chores at our place in Mecklenburg, I watched 13 ravens drift south in a loose kettle. They were vocalizing, and doing some lazy acrobatics, but mostly just spiraling southward. We have a resident family group--and because we have a bakery on the property, with a delicious compost pile, we see a LOT of them--but I've never seen such a big group. After a few minutes, 4 of them (I'm assuming "our" family) split from the rest and returned northward, 2 flying in a tight pair, and 2 following them. As soon as they left the group, the remaining 9 veered east, and began flying purposefully towards Ithaca. Any ideas what that was all about? Liz Brown -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME> Rules and Information<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES> Subscribe, Configuration and Leave<http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> Archives: The Mail Archive<http://email@example.com/maillist.html> Surfbirds<http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds> BirdingOnThe.Net<http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html> Please submit your observations to eBird<http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --