Ripper, mutton scraps, one of my favourites, I wonder if I can get them all in my beak in one go. I might be pushing things, but I’ll have a darn good go at it.

little raven

little raven

little raven

little raven

Got ’em, now to find a nice spot to eat in peace, the old bloke’s always hiding behind the callistemon with his flamin’ camera, he thinks I can’t see him, strike me pink, how silly can you be? It’s worth humouring him though to get this good tucker, clever birds us ravens.

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10 Responses to “What’s on the menu today?”

  1. Alan says:

    Edacious, voracious, or rapacious – take your pick. When we throw some scraps out for the chooks the Forest Ravens will sometimes sneak in and pile it up in the beak. They’re a bit timid though. The silver gulls sometimes come down in their hundreds but only at this time of year. Then thereare about 50 sparrows, a dozen starlings and a few Fairywrens. Occasionaly the chooks and ducks get a bit but only if we stand guard.

  2. Duncan says:

    Sounds like there’s quite a bit of competition at your place Alan!

  3. Denis Wilson says:

    No wonder your Little Ravens are so glossy, Duncan. So well fed.
    Great series of images.

  4. Gouldiae says:

    Nice series DF.
    I know our Ravens are meant to be about our smartest birds, but can they talk? I’m getting a little worried.

  5. Duncan says:

    G’day Denis, if they’re within earshot they now come when I call. They say you shouldn’t put meat scraps in the compost, no chance of that with the ravens around!

  6. Duncan says:

    So is ‘er indoors Gouldiae 😉

  7. Tony Ashton says:

    So there are still some creatures living of the fat of the lambed.

  8. Duncan says:

    Another clever quip Tony!

  9. mick says:

    Very clever birds and a great series of photos.

  10. Duncan says:

    Thanks Mick, they are that.