Until relatively recently, ravens were a very uncommon bird in the Toronto area due to DDT which softened egg shells.
These days I see (and hear) them fairly regularly especially near the lake.
Crows far outnumber them in Southern Ontario but they outnumber crows north and west of Sudbury.
Ravens are found in Europe, North and South America.
This is not a migrating species.
Species list: mallard, downy woodpecker, hairy woodpecker, common raven, American crow, blue jay, black-capped chickadee, red-breasted nuthatch, white-breasted nuthatch, Carolina wren, hermit thrush, American robin, ruby-crowned kinglet, yellow-rumped warbler, house sparrow, common grackle, northern cardinal, American goldfinch, white-throated sparrow, song sparrow. (20 species)
St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is just north or here:
A touch of cold in the Autumn night—
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded,
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children. – T.E. Hulme (1883–1917)
And WHAT, prEy tell, is that Raven eating?
Just “bugging” you, after that “crack” about some Nuthatches and their eating habits (last post, if anyone is wondering)
Though I am curious. I think!
Wonderful pictures of wonderful things!