Date: 5/31/18 11:15 am From: Jim Anderson <jimnaturalist...> Subject: [obol] Re: Ravens at dumps
In my humble opinion, we are creating an artificial population of ravens with our landfills. I have seen several GOEA nests throughout Central Oregon that have been taken over by ravens, and have watched their bullying behavior chase eagles and other raptors and carrion-eaters out of historic breeding sites.
Jim Anderson Sisters
On Thu, May 31, 2018 at 11:05 AM, Tom Crabtree <tc...> wrote:
> We always get multiple hundreds of them at the Bend landfill. It is one of > the hotspots on our CBC. > > Tom Crabtree, Bend > > -----Original Message----- > From: <obol-bounce...> [mailto:<obol-bounce...>] On > Behalf > Of Paul Sullivan > Sent: Thursday, May 31, 2018 10:53 AM > To: <obol...> > Subject: [obol] Ravens at dumps > > In addition to the Coffin Butte landfill, Ravens are regular at the dump > west of McMinnville. I also counted many at the landfill south of Baker > City on a CBC years ago. > > Somebody's got to do it... > > Paul Sullivan > > ------------------------- > Subject: Re: Ravens in non-rural or semi-rural Oregon > Date: Thu May 31 2018 8:14 am > From: joel.geier AT peak.org > > 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 ... > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > > > POST: Send your post to <obol...> > JOIN OR QUIT: http://www.freelists.org/list/obol > OBOL archives: www.freelists.org/archive/obol > Contact moderator: <obol-moderators...> > >
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