We have three members of the crow family that visit Leaning Oaks regularly. The commonest is the Common Raven, this species (Corvus caurinus ) is the second commonest species. It occurs here year round, although to our knowledge we have never had a pair nest on the property, and the majority of our records are of "fly overs" or calling birds from somewhere else in the neighbourhood. A few times a year we will see birds on the roof of the house or elsewhere on the property. One of the times they are most noticable is when they are mobbing a predator, such as a Cooper's Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk or one of the larger owls.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.