Saturday, January 3, 2015

Common Raven at Borrego Springs

Common Raven
Common Raven. Borrego Springs, California. December 26, 2014. Greg Gillson.
The low light just after sunrise nicely caught the glossy plumage of this raven as it circled me several times at the mesquite bosque at Borrego Springs. The field marks separating crows from ravens--the thick bill and wedge-shaped tail--are very obvious in this photo.