The Stealth Raven is around and about! I have been putting out 2 raw chicken eggs into the platform feeder each day if the previous 2 eggs have disappeared. Some days it is obvious that the crows have had an egg snack. They peck at the eggs and leave egg shells all around the feeder. Other days the eggs have clean disappeared ala the Stealth Raven. To see the Stealth Raven in action I have to be looking out the window at the moment when the raven flies in to pick up an egg. This is a problem. Up on Mt. Veeder the house had floor to ceiling windows everywhere so it was easy to monitor the action in the great outdoors. Here the windows are of normal size and configuration- how I miss those big windows on the world. So now I have to come up with a new plan for sighting the Stealth Raven. This could take considerable thought. How about a motion activated alarm that would ring on my Kindle? on an ipod? on my watch? Oh the possibilities are endless.
Last week we went out to Bodega Head at Bodega Bay- you know- the sight of the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds". I never saw the movie because it gave black birds such a bad name for YEARS. I would not support such a movie. Anyway I went out there to enjoy the view of the Pacific Ocean and to visit the resident raven pair. I took along some bread and crackers. It was difficult to feed these ravens because the darn seagulls are faster at the draw and get the food first. So I would wait for the ravens to fly by the open back end of my van and then I would throw out the food. I saw one raven do a 180 degree turn in midair to grab the food I had thrown out. Wow that was quite the maneuver!
We are going to the Scottish Games this weekend at the Pleasanton Fair Grounds. There is a man there who walks around with a raven puppet/doll on his head. This raven is dressed up like a Scottish King- with crown, kilt, the whole kit. It is so neat. I want one. I am going to look for this man and take his picture for future reference. This could be my next project. I just finished my Raven Tote Bag. It turned out quite well if I do say so myself. When my daughter comes up to visit I am going to have her take a picture and show me how to add it to this blog. I have to get with the 21st century I suppose. I am hoping to hear a raven call today- how I love that sound!