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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

Arizona

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

Arizona

Common raven (CORA)

Common raven

May 7, 2017
Skyline Drive
Shenandoah National Park

© Derek Yoder (2017)

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Common Raven

The Eagle and the Raven

While driving along County Road 87 to the west of Adin CA (Modoc County), Leonard and I noticed what, to us, was an unusual sight. On two adjacent fence posts sat a bald eagle ( 213 more words

Birds

Totem

Common Raven (Corvus corax)
Portage, Alaska
Canon 7D w/ Canon 100-400mm lens @ 170mm
1/250 sec @ f5 iso 500
© G. Runco / Teklanika Photography 2017

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