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Drawn on the back of one of my jackets.

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My local raven pair - who I refer to as the Kaisers. They’ve been hanging around of later. They sat on this sign a while allopreening.

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These were the fledges to close out the season for me. This was a downtown pair. This was their second nest of the season — the first time I’ve seen a second clutch come to fruition. I missed the fledge which happened probably a week ago. The ravens seem to have quickly absconded from the immediate area.

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Here’s my map of nests thus far this year. 16 active nests. Question marks are where nests were last year, but I have not been able to confirm or rule out their use this year (aka in some cases, I’ve not been able to stop by). Red is where there was a nest but there has been no activity this year (or the nest is gone). Blue and green circles are where I’d expect to find ravens because I’ve seen them in the area in the small numbers. 

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I did a great long ramble through the city last weekend. 13sh miles. I found the one nest I knew I was looking for and two more in the vicinity, one at the top of Diamond Heights, and the other in Glen Canyon (technically in the park, but on the other side of O’Shaughnessy). Happened to walk out of the park and look up to see a raven into the nest in this tree. 

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The ravens of union square are back for another try. Gluttons for punishment since at least two possibly three of their nests have been removed… I had seen one in the Tenderloin only a week before discovering their nest, back in place from two years prior.

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A new nest I found a few weeks back, in the mission. I’d noticed these two a few different days hanging or flying nearby, and finally sat to wait one day. They seemed to have laid eggs around the beginning of April. 

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Hatched! One of the two wellesley raven eggs hatched sometime saturday or sunday morning. One ugly little naked raven!

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Ravencam Live from Wellesley's Science Center

More information about the Wellesley ravens.

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Ravencam Live from Wellesley's Science Center

I did have some hopes I’d figure out a way to have the first raven cam (okay I actually don’t know this is the first, but I have looked and never found one).

In any case, this makes me pretty darn happy. Got a peak at least one of the eggs today, their pretty darn small for such big birds.