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SupportThe2nd

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Raven in the backyard
« on: April 22, 2021, 10:09:29 am »
We get all kinds of wildlife in our yard but this was the first time for a Raven. I guess water and food is getting a bit thin for them.




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    rjinaz86323

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 04:19:03 pm »
    They are thick in Chino Valley. They have brought me a small bucket of golf balls


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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 05:02:37 pm »
    Corvids of all kinds call AZ home.  They are clever and evil.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Earl Cordova

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #3 on: April 23, 2021, 05:29:47 am »
    Don't get too excited that a raven found your yard.
    If the bird likes it, he will be back to cause trouble and bring friends.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #4 on: April 23, 2021, 07:36:59 am »
    and unfortunately they are 'protected' so you can't even shoot them.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #5 on: April 23, 2021, 08:34:20 am »
    and unfortunately they are 'protected' so you can't even shoot them.

    We have two that call the homes around us their home.
    You can yell at them, throw rocks at them or try to squirt them with the hose and they just sit there and squawk at you.
    But point a gun at them and they fly off immediately, but come back an hour or two later.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #6 on: April 23, 2021, 11:07:04 am »
    So far they've been "polite" but I could see them multiplying with the availability of water. They so far have been very skittish even to the point of them seeing us in a window and taking off. I do understand that they are extremely intelligent so that may change too. They sure are big buggers, but may be wary of the bobcats and coyotes we have in abundance as well.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #7 on: April 23, 2021, 04:05:53 pm »
    and unfortunately they are 'protected' so you can't even shoot them.
    True but they can be reasoned with .  .  .   :whistle
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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #8 on: April 23, 2021, 09:07:52 pm »
    and unfortunately they are 'protected' so you can't even shoot them.

    What about Crows?
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #9 on: April 24, 2021, 07:02:33 am »
    What about Crows?

    From what I could find they are considered a "pest" but I never found any official info on the AGF site.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #10 on: April 24, 2021, 07:08:05 am »
    crows are not protected

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #11 on: April 24, 2021, 07:11:17 am »
    WHEW!  Thank God!
    Uh....  I mean I was always curious about that and stuff, because uh. Nothing to see here.  Move along folks.  All the crows are just fine.
    The only thing that separates man from animal is our affinity for toilet paper.
    Once we, as a society, lose that affinity, we begin to descend back into the animal kingdom, and after three or more days you will find the food chain beginning to invert on itself.

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    patkelly4370

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #12 on: April 24, 2021, 07:39:22 am »
    Our dog used to chase everything on our property.
    Rabbits, quail, dove, sparrow, lizard.
    Now after 3 years she half-heartedly chases the rabbits. She ignores the dove, quail and pigeons.
    She is now focused on the crows. And the crowd taunt her. I don't know if the interaction is playing or hatred.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #13 on: April 25, 2021, 01:34:46 pm »
    Crows may not be protected, but Blackbirds are by dint of some obscure treaty with Mexico, per my farmer relatives.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #14 on: April 25, 2021, 03:35:48 pm »
    Crows may not be protected, but Blackbirds are by dint of some obscure treaty with Mexico, per my farmer relatives.

    That's because they "sing in the dead of night"    ;-D ;-D

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #15 on: April 25, 2021, 08:12:49 pm »
    Maybe he's telling you to go to Gunsite.
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    ArmorMP

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #16 on: April 25, 2021, 10:00:57 pm »
    What about Crows?

    Don’t stone the crow.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #17 on: April 26, 2021, 09:42:46 am »
    Don’t stone the crow.

    Haven't heard that one for decades!. First time was when I worked with some ladies from Australia back in the 90's.

    ArmorMP

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #18 on: April 27, 2021, 12:55:05 am »
    Haven't heard that one for decades!. First time was when I worked with some ladies from Australia back in the 90's.

    Yeah its an old British saying ‘Stone the Crows’ and in the American south it use to be considered bad luck to throw stones at a crow.

    It’s also one of my favorite hard rock songs ‘Stone the Crow’ by Down, from their 1995 album NOLA.

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #19 on: April 28, 2021, 04:07:00 pm »
    Well we did decide to try a service that an old neighbor recommended and we were pleased with how it turned out and especially how inexpensive it was. We ordered a  mounted canvas print of the picture my wife took. Along with another one of a bobcat that was in our yard one day. Considering we really needed to get some wall art in the new to us house it's a pretty economical way to put something on the walls.







    ArmorMP

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    Re: Raven in the backyard
    « Reply #20 on: April 29, 2021, 04:03:08 pm »
    Wow that is really nice, very cool.

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