Sycamore Grove Farm, Madison County
Some of my favorite birds to see (and hear) are ravens and their “cousins” the fish and common crow. The morning of 1/29/23, I was treated to a small flock of eleven fish crows flying along our farm’s southern border. Fish crows can be mistaken for the common crow – until you hear their call. It’s a nasal version of the crow call and once you hear it, you will always know which crow you’re seeing.
And wait until you see the “big boy” of the group: the Common Raven. It’s a special treat to have this species visit our farm, which it does every several weeks or so. But our crow population is very territorial. If they spot a raven, they tend to hassle their larger “cousin” until it leaves the area.
Listen to a fun podcast discussion “Ravens and Crows – Who’s Who?" from BirdNote
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