Several years ago, I was wandering around the smoke-jumpers area at the airport in Redmond, Oregon.
As I moved through the Junipers in the area, I began to realize several Common Ravens were having some fun in the area.
At one point I stopped and watched and attempted to get a some shots of them flying around. I got one decent which I used many moons ago here, but that was it. So I walked on.
Then I heard the typical calling sound of a rather close raven and turned in that direction. There, at the top of a Juniper tree, sat a raven staring directly at me. When these birds stare at you, you know there are some wheels turning in their head. So I brought up my camera and got a shot.
As I lowered the camera, the raven began calling again…and stopped when I brought the camera back up to my eye.
It then struck a pose for me and I swear I heard in my mind, “Regal, ain’t I?”
He held this pose for about 10 seconds, and then with a laugh and a giggle and hearty, “Hi ho Mr. Photographer,” he took off and disappeared off to the east.
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