Near the center of town along the beachline, a large satellite communication dish regularly attracts nesting common raven. In early March they start building and refurbishing their nest on the supporting cross-arms. By May the parent birds are standing guard or delivering food to ever-hungry nestlings. The young usually leave the nest in late June or July and become a raucous traveling family with an ever-expanding range. The adults may accompany them and be protective, especially against gulls or other avian predators. You can tell which are the young because their flight and tail feathers are of a uniform length. Adult ravens have missing and uneven feathers due to variable growth after feathers are lost during the molt.
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