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Common Ravens are found throughout the western United States and Mexico, as well as west and north Canada.

I’ve written about ravens here: THE INTELLIGENT RAVEN… 7 more words


Mount Hood

At least once a year I like to visit the moonscape that is Mount Hood above Timberline Lodge. The birding there is hit or miss, sometimes yielding great spectacles like a flock of 200 Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches, and sometimes offering little besides a distant Common Raven. 161 more words

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Raven & wolf in the northern Wisconsin forest

I stopped along a country road to check some bear scat, and right above me perched in a tree was a very vocal raven. it is said that ravens will tell you where the wolves are, and this one spilled the beans. 83 more words


Common Raven

Photo of Common Raven captured in the Pinetop-Lakeside area; it is a year-round resident of Arizona.

“In many cultures the Raven is viewed as an auspicious symbol of wisdom, fertility and creation. 20 more words


Common Loon Chicks Riding High

Why do Common Loon chicks ride on their parents’ backs for the first two weeks of their life? There are several reasons. Loon chicks leave their nest as soon as their downy feathers are dry; if they stayed in their ground nest, they would be very vulnerable to predators on land. 180 more words

Monarchs and other flying creatures

The Monarchs are back. I spotted the first on Flag Day (14 June) — a full 11 days later than my first spotting last year. It was in the lower meadow and took me by surprise when I flushed it. 598 more words

Northern Cardinals

Mogollon Rim

With temperatures hovering right around 120° this week in Phoenix (it only hit 119 officially yesterday), it’s nice to remember what it was like when we went to Woods Canyon Lake on the Mogollon Rim a couple weeks ago. 423 more words