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Thu Oct 21, 2021, 05:43 PM

Ravens leaving gifts? [View all]

I'm not a "bird-watcher" like most of you in this group probably are, but there is a raven couple that lives in our trees, and the neighbors and I frequently leave them food and treats. They also know to vocally announce themselves to us, as in, hey! where's my nuts!

Anyway, so recently while walking a path that I use multiple times per day for walking my dog--a path that only my neighbors and I use--I noticed a shiny object directly mid-path. Took it home and cleaned it up, and it's a radio knob from a 1950s Ford truck. I'm thinking, that's weird. Where did this come from?

The part of the path where this was found is very narrow, single person wide, with dense brush on either side. And it is the only path to get to the main trail for walking.

Anyway, a few weeks later, at the same exact spot, I see a piece of broken glass. Now, I'm the type who is always looking at the ground while I walk my dog, actively looking for glass or other such objects that I wouldn't want my dog to step on. So I *know* that path is glass-free.

So where did this come from? As I picked it up, I noticed the Raven couple in a nearby tree watching me. Also, they frequent a tree (these are all tall conifers, mostly redwoods) that is adjacent to the path. After I picked the glass up, and looked up at them and greeted them, they flew away.

And then I started thinking: wait, did *they* leave those things there for us to find? (Or, more sinister, were they hoping my dog stepped on the broken glass? He barks at them a lot).

Anyone know if this is a *thing* with Ravens?

(BTW, their names are Edgar and Lenore)

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