Ravens are my favorite birds. I love how smart, savvy, and sassy they are. Plus, they’re survivors. They can be found in many different places around the world, including most of Alaska. I love their beautiful black feathers, their intelligence, and their personality.
Here in Southcentral Alaska, we see them all year round, but in winter, they move into town in force. Why work hard in the frigid woods when you can pick up french fries and other goodies in a parking lot? That’s why most of my raven photos are taken in the winter, when I can easily catch them perching on a tree or streetlight, or grabbing something off the pavement.
This time of year, ravens pair off to start the next generation. Ravens probably mate for life, and their callings to their mates do sound very loving. Here’s a BirdNote article if you want to listen: