This Raven is one of a mated pair that has been visiting our ranch for about five years. Their nest is in the mountains behind our place, come February the female won’t be around because she’ll be sitting on eggs. Nevertheless, they are still quite vocal and communicate from afar. It doesn’t look like it in these pictures, but they are huge, their wing span is about 3 feet.
They don’t come here to find a meal, there’s nothing on the ranch that interests them except my water troughs. They actually bring food they find from elsewhere and
drop it wash it in the big troughs. I find tortillas, bread, and dog food most often, but also odd things like fast food ketchup packets, unidentified bones, and junk food wrappers.
They are here year-round, and come January when the rains and cold weather arrive, it’s not uncommon to see them in the barn, perched on the horse’s backs for warmth.
amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch