A couple of years ago a nearby barn fire killed a number of cows and
heifers. As part of the clean up, manure and carcasses were piled in a
long row in a field to compost, as is the practice. Ravens assembled and
fed there for several weeks, often in the 20s and 30s in number. 39 at
a time was my highest count. This was in early June.
On 2/7/2018 3:02 PM, Donald Clark wrote:
> Interesting. Ken Cox & I had 21 on a carcass in Chester on saturday.
>> On Feb 7, 2018, at 2:31 PM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Kyle Jones alerted me to a deer carcass in a field on the south end of
>> Prosper Road in Woodstock with a bunch of ravens on it. He wasn't able to
>> get a good count at the time, so I visited it. They were shy and flew up
>> upon approach by car, but Liza Morse and I were able to get a good count.
>> There were 27 of them! Not sure I have ever had that many at one spot like
>> that. Check out the images on our Vermont eBird checklist at
>> https://ebird.org/vt/view/checklist/S42565205. It was quite a spectacle in
>> the snow storm!
>> Kent McFarland
>> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
>> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
>> 802.649.1431 x201