Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday



For days in Switzerland I was convinced they didn't have any birds, though, to be honest, I could hear birds twittering here and there, they never seemed to appear.  Alas, I did see some black birds and I saw a Raven which we don't have any of in our neighborhood at home, so that was a treat.  But really, black birds?



Finally, the next day while hiking in the mountains, I was able to capture some shots of the Raven.  In Wadenswil(pronounced Vadensvil) where we were staying, the trees are so tall and full that the birds just disappear in them. 





The Ravon is an impressive bird.  What he lacks in beauty he makes up for in intelligence and audacity.  They are among the smartest birds, gaining a reputation for solving complicated problems invented by creative scientists. Though they are not known for being social (as are our crows), this group of five Ravens seemed content, surveying their territory and looking for human handouts together.



16 comments:

  1. I think they are beautiful birds! They have such a wonderful black coloring to them. And they are intelligent. Glad you caught these beauties in flight......so my big question is......What kind of Raven are they?:)

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    1. I do believe they are called Northern Ravens, but that is all I can tell you about it that I haven't already said. To me a Raven is a Raven, so your questions took me by surprise :)

      Andrea

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  2. Nice shots. It is a very impressive bird and you captured it really well.

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  3. I do love your shots in the mountains with the birds in the air!! Beautiful!! Interesting information about the birds as well! They are a glistening black, aren't they!! Great post for the day, Andrea!

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  4. Great series on the Raven! Awesome place for hiking in the mountains!

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  5. we don't have ravens here, either. :)

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  6. Ravens are great birds. Your information about ravens is great. :) Thanks

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  7. Ravens are great birds - very, very smart! I saw some in London - but they are not wild!

    WBW is still in the same place as ever - I just forgot to put the WBW bit in the title of the post!

    Looking forward to more pictures from your trip.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  8. Nice shots! That's some gorgeous country!

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  9. What a glorious sight. Soaring over the mountains must be an absolutely magical thing to do. I think they are beautiful too. That glossy plumage almost glows in the sun.

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  10. I love ravens too...and a gorgeous backdrop for the first 2 shots!!

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  11. I have to agree, I love the Ravens too. I think they are beautiful. Andrea, those first two photos are just gorgeous!! Now I'm off to catch up with your next post. You have a fabulous day, hugs, Edna B.

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  12. They're impressive-looking birds.

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  13. Lovely shots! I've never managed to get a photo of one even if I've seen them a few times.

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