Don't know if ravens are the same, but hawk females food-beg sometimes
very insistently during the nesting period and can sound very much like
juveniles begging. (And not always from the nest but often a little
distance away.) Perhaps what you were hearing was a female demanding her
lazy mate bring her breakfast already?
On 5/9/2014 4:23 PM, Patti Haynes wrote:
> This morning, as I was getting ready for work I heard two Ravens calling
> over the yard. One was deep and gutteral, the other sounded high pitched
> and demanding. I did not see them, but their conversation continued for a
> minute or two.
> This afternoon I checked in the Atlas of Breeding Birds of VT, and sure
> enough Ravens do breed early. But this seems a bit too early by a few
> weeks. According to the Atlas: 'the earliest records of nest building and
> nests with young were March 6 and 22 April, respectively...the young hatch
> after about 20 to 25 days. The young are in the nest for about 5 to 6
> Ravens have nested around here for many years, but this is the earliest
> I've ever heard what I believe is a recently fledged youngster.
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