Craven Posers

I have a reluctant confession to make: the ravens may be–cravens!  That is, they may be crows posing as ravens.  (Haha, I bet you thought I was referring to imposters posing as leaders!)

Today I learned that, just as we humans have northern or southern accents, some crows have a regional “accent” that can make them sound just like ravens, with the deep-throated croaks, and so on.  Weird, huh?  The two species don’t tend to interbreed, though it’s possible in isolated cases, not groups.  They do have many characteristics in common, just on a smaller scale in the crows’ case, though some of these guys are pretty large and imposing.  I’m not ready to concede defeat yet, so I shall call them cravens for now.  I want to believe!

Syke–this is not a post about ravens, I just needed to get that out.  And now back to more earthbound pursuits.  The landscape maintenance goes on during these warm, dry days.  No danger of running out of tasks, though.  Or cool bugs, flowers, and fungi/lichens to photograph.  Check out the bee I caught in mid-flight!


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