A SY Valley note for those interested in Ravens

Cruz Phillips

We usually see ravens in the winter and into the spring.  Rarely in breeding season or summer, although they do show up on carcasses.     Last year, for the only time I know of, we had a pair of Ravens nest on the ranch.  I believe we are lower in elevation than they normally nest around here. They fleged 3 young and stayed well into the summer.  They did not return this year.

Cruz Phillips
Las Cruzitas Ranch
Santa Ynez, CA