Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Dearth of Ravens and a NEW plan

The lack of raven song is getting to me.  I haven't heard a raven in the neighborhood for several weeks.  The ravens do not like the murder of crows that hang around here.  I do have one crow buddy.  For some reason he recognizes me and when I go outside he will call at me.  I respond with non salted peanuts in the shell.  If he is quick he can beat the blue jays to the peanuts.  The crow calls his buddies before he will approach the nuts.  Crows are really very careful and I suppose they have to be as many people do not like them, but I like them.  The saucy birds.
So lack of ravens has caused me to have a NEW PLAN for raven company.  A friend has a home up in the Mayacamas Mountains where I used to live.  He has said that I can park a trailer up there and have a hidey hole for raven encounters.  There already is a pair of beautiful ravens around his property.  I often see them when I am visiting.  So this plan would allow me some mountain time and some raven time, such a deal!  Now all I have to do is find a trailer that we can manuever down his driveway.  The last time I was up there with a long vehicle it was a real interesting experience.  It was a limo to take a bunch of us to an event in the valley.  The driver got it sideways on the driveway and it took all his skill to get it out of there!  So I am thinking that the fellow that moved us off of Mt. Veeder would be the person to get to move the trailer once I find one.  We could not believe his skill with a BIG moving van on our steep, limited turnaround driveway.
So now I am scanning the FOR SALE section of the Napa paper for a smallish trailer that I can afford.  This could be the start of a whole new adventure in ravens.