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Deep in the Lair of the Perpetually Curious Fox

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

More Raven photos

I was quite unwell over the weekend, so I spent a lot of time just hanging out with my feathered friends on the roof. Nano, Pico and Femto are growing fast, and they are nearly fledged. I cannot wait to spy on them exploring the world outside their nest!

Micro is the bigger of the two parents, with a missing (3rd) primary flight feather on his/her right wing. Looks scruffier than Milli, with a deeper call noise. More daring in personality as well.

Milli is smaller, with complete but tatty primary flight feathers. However, he/she has an injured right ankle (like me!) so Milli favours it a lot when landing or perching. More suspicious and less trusting than Micro, of gifts, so I would suspect that Milli injured the leg by a human set trap.

Managed to get a couple of very shaky videos of Milli. Sorry about the shakiness, as I said, I was feeling very unwell.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Dancing with Ravens - nesting site

I've made some new friends. Feathered ones, that is.

There's a Raven pair that chose to nest on a neighbour's window ledge, and the chicks are about ready to fledge. What I find hilarious is that the they (humans) tried to discourage them from nesting there by putting up plastic deterrent owls..... but of course the Ravens aren't buying it. In fact, they are lording over the plastic birds, by building a nest just around one, and using the other as a poop-perch!

Clever birds.

They even made it in the news.I've named the parents Milli and Micro, the chicks (3 of them) are Nano, Pico and Femto.

Yellowknife couple learns that there's no tricking the Ravens.