The call of the raven sounds like home
By Ken M. Blomberg
Male cardinals went from occasional spring territorial mating calls to non-stop singing this week – especially when the sun peeked through the clouds. But it was the song of the raven that has my attention this week. Especially after my friend Nick, from Mellen wrote, “Maybe we’ll hear this sound (the raven singing to its partner) on the snowshoe hike this weekend in the Penokees.”
I remember ravens always calling our neighborhood home. They reluctantly share their domain with a much larger population of crows, ignoring their pestering and establishing their nests away from active crow haunts.
Their presence is hard to ignore. They vocalize like no other song bird.
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