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Raven nests

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Ashley_Jackson
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Raven nests

Post by Ashley_Jackson » 14 Jun 2012, 13:53

Whilst on Harris earlier in the year I got talking to a chap about Ravens, he mentioned that some of the nests of the west of the island near the golf courses often contained golf balls - just wondering if this is folklaw or if it is actually the case, does anybody know ?

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Re: Raven nests

Post by MisterT » 16 Jun 2012, 10:12

Over the years I have found many unusual items in Corvid nests ranging from a dolls head, Christmas baubles to cutlery. They do appear to collect colourful or unusual objects so perhaps golf balls are something else to add to the list.

As for ravens having a distinct liking for golf balls, I have not noticed them lined up along the fairways here in Askernish waiting to pounce on any wayward tee shot. :lol:

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Re: Raven nests

Post by Ashley_Jackson » 18 Jun 2012, 19:12

Thanks for the info MisterT - the golfing Raven was probably a one-off nest !

I'd have loved to have seen a photo of the dolls head nest, maybe she was there to keep an eye on things whilst the adults were off-nest... ;)

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