Raven at Scarborough Bluffs: March 11, 2020

Ravens start to become more common than crows north of North Bay. Here is a photo from a park in Nipigon, just east of Thunder Bay:

Common Ravens in Nipigon, Ontario

Here in the Toronto area they are still rare.

I had my camera in the wrong settings for flying birds when this Raven quickly flew overhead but was able to get this image:

Common Raven


Species list: trumpeter swan, Canada goose, mallard, American black duck, red-tailed hawk, herring gull,  ring-billed gull, mourning dove, rock pigeon, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, white-breasted nuthatch, Blue jay, American crow, common raven, black-capped chickadee, American robin, European starling, house sparrow, red-winged blackbird, common grackle, northern cardinal, song sparrow.  (23 species)

American Robin
American Robin
Northern Cardinal (male)
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
European Starling
House Sparrow (male)
Common Grackle
Rock Pigeon
Ring-billed Gull
Mallard (female)
Mallard (male)
Trumpeter Swan and Ring-billed Gulls
Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swan and Mallards

Other nature:

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)
Raccoon
Silver Maple (Acer saccharinum)
Crack Willow (Salix fragilis)
Missouri Willow in flower
Missouri Willow in flower
Chipmunk
Sweetbrier (Rosa rubiginosa)

Park Scenes:

This morning’s group on this 2 degree cloudy morning:

NATURE POETRY

The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies;
I hear the rushing of the blast
That through the snowy valley flies.        – William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)

Miles Hearn

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