Date: 5/31/18 6:14 am From: Joel Geier <joel.geier...> Subject: [obol] Re: Ravens in non-rural or semi-rural Oregon
I don't know if this counts as "rural" or "urban-waste-dependent," but yesterday more than 25 RAVENS were soaring and swooping on the gusty winds above Coffin Butte Regional Landfill, north of Corvallis. Ravens can be seen there in numbers, year-round.
High up in the air with them were a dozen or more light-colored flying objects. Thinking this is the wrong time of year for gulls, I put binoculars on them and could see that these were plastic bags, lofted as high as 300 ft above the surrounding landscape. Talk about TRASH BIRDS ...
> From: Brandon Green <brandon.green18...> > Date: Wed, 30 May 2018 08:37:36 -0700 > Subject: [obol] Re: Ravens in Astoria > > I've always found it odd that ravens are mostly rural birds in Oregon, > as that's not the case in Southern California. They're very common in > my sister's neighborhood in San Diego (Tierrasanta area). > Brandon > Eugene > > ----- > > - *From*: Jeff Gilligan <jeffgilligan10@xxxxxxxxx>
> Ravens are rather quickly becoming more at ease in cities and towns. > In Oregon, they formerly stayed in there wild habitats. > > Jeff Gilligan