I really love ravens, so imagine my joy to find a raven regularly visiting my garden in the last week, every day so far! I thought it was really odd to see two or three ravens circling in the air over the houses in my road a few weeks back. It happened on two consecutive weeks, and it was unusual because we don’t see or hear ravens around here. Then I saw one on its own picking at the ground next to a busy road by my house on the morning of 16th April when I went to get my first vaccine jab. And now our regular garden visitor...
But I’m worried about the recent sightings of these birds in places I’ve never seen them and now seeing one here. I‘m hoping this has nothing to do with the amount of nature and trees that have been ripped up and destroyed near me for this horrible HS2 project. :-/
Any tips to keep this lovely raven fed and happy? It seems to like eating the dried mealworms and calciworms I scatter up the garden for the bigger birds just to keep them away from the live food I put out for the little bird visitors who are currently feeding young.
Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can
There has only been one 'raven in garden' thread from memory, in all the time I've been on the various versions of this community, where photos were produced. The photos were clearly carrion crows. All other threads never went anywhere as photos were never forthcoming. Hopefully, one day someone will prove my doubts wrong (though I'm not comfortable with species particularly known for being wild and distant coming to bird feeder stations!). ...edit....two I can think of now. There was one about a year ago, and that poster wasn't sure, so wasn't particularly marketing them as ravens. Photos were provided and they too were crows which she agreed with.
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