Clean Up Crew

10 Jan

The Clean Up Crew hits Scotts Valley

I went shopping early the other morning and found an unkindness of ravens gathering in the Safeway parking lot. They were intense about the treat they found. A container of cream cheese — yummy!

Cream cheese nummy!

A great look at the beak of a Raven — look at the size of it. However, they aren’ t usually white in places — that’s the cream cheese, folks.

I also love the way the camera captured the iridescent quality of a Raven’s feathers by showing blue and red bits. Gorgeous, huh?

The ravens enjoyed their snack and I shot picture after picture that wasn’t focused properly due to the poor light. Sigh. Maybe I should read my camera’s manual again — now that I’m familiar with it. I seem to have hit a wall in my learning process here.


5 Responses to “Clean Up Crew”

  1. jayne 10 January, 2008 at 3:52 am #

    Wonderful close up shot to be able to really see the differences! I was shopping at the Bi-Lo Sunday when there was a flock of seagulls descending! What’s THAT about???

  2. robin andrea 10 January, 2008 at 7:58 am #

    Great raven shots. I love the cream cheese on the beak.

  3. Beth 10 January, 2008 at 12:08 pm #

    These are great, I was admiring ravens today as I drove along the highway and noticed how very blue they looked with the sun shining on their wings.

  4. amarkonmywall 10 January, 2008 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh, we must be in the same place with our cameras. I was considering reading the (thick) manual but then I got a new computerized sewing machine for Christmas so now I have another distraction to “learn by doing.” I figure when I’m old and infirm I’ll pull out my giant box of manuals. And burn them. Everything is obsolete in 9 mos anyway.

    Whenever you talk ravens I think about my very first encounter with them, when I was 19 and visiting the Tower of London. There are some very large, fine (pinioned, lest the English Empire fall) residing there. Doesn’t cream cheese clog their little arteries?

  5. island rambles 14 January, 2008 at 5:19 pm #

    What a great shot of the raven….most ravens will not let you get close to them…I love your site and have marked it as a favorite. Cheers.

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