[CT Birds] Ravens

Greg Hanisek ghanisek at rep-am.com
Fri Jun 6 22:00:29 EDT 2008

This post may hold one of the keys to the explosive and rather mysterious 
spread of Ravens as nesting birds throughout CT. When we had a tiny and 
isolated population, all (I believe) known nests were on inaccessible 
cliffs. Even as range expansion began, cliff nests seemed to be the only 
type found in the state. I think this is the first tree nest reported on 
this list, although I think someone may have told me about one a year ago. 
(Can't believe I didn't write that down somewhere!). Anyway, use of trees 
certainly increases the available nest sites exponentially.

Anyway, I'd be interested in hearing about other tree nests.

Greg Hanisek

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Ann" <spoonbill at optonline.net>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 9:31 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Ravens

> Goshen, Woodridge Lake at the end of Dresden Circle-  A Pair of ravens 
> have
> successfully nested and there are three fledglings flying and crying for
> food around the neighborhood. The nest is about 4 feet in diameter with 
> many
> thick branches and is located 70 feet high in a mature pine tree.  An 
> adult
> was observed carrying a dead squirrel one day to the nest.  One of the
> adults is a frequent visitor to Joan Lang's yard along Route 4 where it
> looks for scraps under the bird feeders.  Ann Orsillo
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