Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Little Raven

This little raven has been hanging around our yard for about a month. It no longer flies, it walks everywhere. It seems to be having some sort of respiratory distress, very noisy laboured breathing. It eats dog food and sometimes bread, and is drinking lots. I think it may have west nile. I am trying to keep it safe from predators. Poor little creature, nature can be so cruel.

up close and personal

its little head seems squished down, not much neck.
maybe it is just how ravens are

it is one of this years young
it seems very little.

Five minutes after I posted this, the young raven passed away in its sleep. It was in one of our compost bins. So sad. We will bury it tomorrow, so not to spread whatever illness it had.