A fence full of ravens

Last week I was travelling through Callington on my way home from Strathalbyn here in South Australia. The day was hot – around 40 degrees Celsius mid-afternoon. The wind was still quite hot and obviously the birds were feeling it.

Just south of Callington I observed – with a little amusement – some Little Ravens sitting on fence posts along the road. Nothing unusual about that; it’s a common enough occurrence around here.

What caught my attention was the number, and what they were doing. There must have been about 40 or 50 of them, all sitting on the fence posts in a row. Just about every post on ones side of the road was occupied by a Little Raven. The occupied fence posts stretched for several hundred metres. All of them were facing into the wind, each had its wings outstretched to allow for the wind to cool them a little, and each had its mouth open.

And of course I’d left my camera home that day, so here is one I prepared earlier:

Little Raven

Little Raven


2 Responses to “A fence full of ravens”

  1. Snail says:

    Trevor, thanks to you and your blog, I can now tell the difference between little and Australian ravens! It took a while, but it’s finally sunk in. 🙂

    And I forgot to wish you happy birthday. So happy belated birthday to you!

  2. Trevor says:

    Thanks for that Snail.

    We had a good family get together. Our daughter came down from Clare and our son and daughter-in-law came over from Sydney. It is rare for us all to be the same room together these days.

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