Drawn on the back of one of my jackets.
- 6 days ago
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.
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.
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.
- 3 months ago
In an unusual move, two common ravens have built a nest on a Wellesley building. Science faculty and technology staff launched Ravencam to record the birds’ behavior at the nest for scientific purposes and to stream live online for observation by anyone on the Internet.
More information about the Wellesley ravens.
Meet Pauline and Henry, the affectionately nicknamed common ravens who have taken the rare step of nesting in a populated suburban area—Wellesley’s campus.
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.