Is it possible? Ravens down in the lowlands of West Seattle?
A couple of weeks ago over on Marine View Drive I saw one of my crow families chasing a black bird. It looked like a crow but bigger. However, the tell tail sign was his voice. It was a deep croak not the higher caw of my crows.
Then last weekend on my search for the elusive Trillium in Fauntleroy Park I heard a murder of crows mobbing something in the woods. They were acting like an owl or hawk was in the fir trees. They don’t especially like them with it close to nesting time. Along came another person walking her pretty little dog. We chatted about the crows and how both of us had seen owls in this park’s wooded ravine.
About that time, we saw a large dark bird fly out of the forest making that croaking sound. Sort of like a goose but deeper and a goose would not be up in the trees let alone be all black.
My fellow park goer then told me about how she was in Lincoln Park recently and how she saw a pair of ravens. We were laughing about her story because she told me that she ran after them and her dog was drug along for the ride.
So, is it possible they are down here looking for food, nesting spots or have they been here all along and we just never noticed?
Since I love pictures in blogs and I didn’t get a photo of the mysterious birds, I am going to leave you with a Raven we captured on a Motorcycle at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympics National Park. He actually raided the saddle bags.