On 18 March 2000, my kids and I were looking for a Common Raven nest in Lick Brook Gorge, south of Ithaca, NY.

 

A pair has nested there for several years, and they should have been on eggs. It took a while to find the nest, but I eventually did. It was active, but not exactly what I expected.

 

 

This is what we saw:

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is not a raven. I guess the ravens won't be nesting in this gorge this year.

(Photo taken with Olympus D-450 digital camera through my Swarovski HD-80 spotting scope.)

 

Photos Kevin J. McGowan


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