We finally took the time to walk over to the open space across the way from our culsdesac- looking for a raven. This open area includes vineyards, public walking trails and a dog park. While we were walking by the vineyards we saw a raven doing barrel rolls and then dive head first into the vines. WOW! That was some display. There was a lone raven sitting atop of very large tree croaking for all he was worth. I love that sound and was so happy to hear the ravens in the vineyard. Now the deal is- how do I get one of those bad boys to come over to my house? So I went in search of an open top platform bird feeder that I could place in my yard. I could then place an egg or two on the platform and hope that a raven will see it. We do see ravens flying overhead sometimes. They are flying at quite a height and seem intent on going somewhere. I did find the perfect platform feeder but could not find a pole to attach it to in the whole town of Napa. I may have to buy a broom and remove the handle for this purpose. I am excited about this experiment.
Several of my friends have suggested that I drive up to Mt. Veeder and put eggs on the top of my car, wait for the ravens, and then drive down the hill, bringing the ravens with me. Somehow I don't think this would work. Would it?
One of the artists that live up on Mt. Veeder painted me a BEAUTIFUL Pennsylvania Dutch style hex sign with three ravens around an egg. We mounted it on our porch and it looks lovely. Every time I go in or out of the front door I see the painting. Lovely!