Friday, February 15, 2013

Nevermore


The boss and I were standing in the barnyard yesterday...I was holding the heifers away from the open gate and he was getting on the skid steer to bring up bales...when we heard a distinct and unusual, at least in this area, sound.

"What's that!" quoth he.

"A raven," said I.

And pointed to it flying by.

First one in several years, probably only the third occurrence I've seen on the farm. Not particularly welcome birds in terms of livestock harassment, but pretty cool for my bird counts.

7 comments:

Rev. Paul said...

If it ravens you're cravin', we've got 'em by the tens of thousands. How many ya want?

;^)

Terry and Linda said...

I'll send you Ravens and Crows and you can send me some Magpies--Okay?

Linda
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threecollie said...

Rev. Paul, lol, can't say I want any more than one to count for my bird count, but thanks!

Linda, alas we have no magpies....best I could do might be a blue jay. lol

Cathy said...

No kidding! "Never" had one here. Never.

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threecollie said...

Cathy, I am kind of glad they only fly by and go on their way. The first time we saw them and I was all excited, my rancher friends from way out west told me that they will injure baby animals..calves and lambs...and even kill them. so I am happy that they move right along. still...cool to count one.

Cathy said...

Ow. No kidding? Yep. They should move along.