|The ravens nest and one of the fledglings exploring his new world|
Common ravens (Corvus corax) are the largest bird in the crow family - a fully grown adult is around 25 inches in length (thats 63 centimetres - well over half a metre!) with a wingspan of 40-48 inches (101-120cm). They can live up to 20 years and the adults mate for life and defend their own territory. They are omnivores, eating carrion, grains, insects, berries, fruits, eggs and small animals. They have a distinctive croaking call and their massive size makes them very recognisable from their crow, rook and jackdaw cousins. I'll keep you informed of their development!