Quoth the Raven “Apricots Forevermore!”

I’m on the road – traveling across country with my sister Karen. While we are waiting it catch a ferry I thought I would make a quick post.

All along the highways in Washington state we have been seeing lots and lots of ravens and crows. They are everywhere. Typically back home they keep their distance, so when we made a stop to check out the view at Crescent Lake in Olympic National Park we were delighted to see one stick around. We tossed him a dried apricot and he decided to stick around for more…

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He seemed to own this grassy patch on the lake shore…

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We noticed that he liked to perch on the parking logs at the edge of the grass – here he gives us his “I’m pitiful” look…

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Next he throws us a pose…

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We placed the apricot on the log at a spot near us and backed off to watch…

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He waddled across the top of the log, occasionally taking a couple of hops…

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As he gets to the end of the first log, he winds up for a big hop…

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And he starts the stomping waddle to his treat…

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At last, it’s within reach…

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And it’s gone…

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He catches the next flight to the tree across the road to see if there are more apricots to come.