Common Raven in the Fog

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After releasing a pair of juvenile Brown Pelicans at Fort Baker that had been rehabilitated by International Bird Rescue, I decided to head up to Hawk Hill in the Golden Gate National Park to partake in the annual Hawk Watch.

in the Fog

but luckily for me…

Common Raven in the Fog

Unfortunately, Hawk Hill was fogged in…

Common Raven in the Fog

there was a lone Common Raven perched on the railing, vocalizing.

Common Raven in the Fog

He or she was very cooperative and let me approach close enough to get some full frame photos…

Common Raven in the Fog

watching me closely for the entire photo shoot

😉

Common Raven in the Fog

Most unfortunately, due to the lack of congressional legislators to do their jobs, as of October 1st, the Golden Gate National Park as well as all other national parks, are closed until further notice. You can see a list of the impacts on the Bay Area here. You can get a better idea of the broad effects of the shutdown at Wikipedia.

On a brighter note, if you want to see some more cool bird photos, check out The Bird D’pot and Wild Bird Wednesday!

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan

Larry Jordan is an avid birder and amateur photographer living on the Pacific Flyway near the Central Valley of Northern California. He is a board member of his local Audubon Society and is a bird and wildlife conservationist. Larry contributes to several wildlife conservation organizations and is a BirdLife International "Species Champion." He is also Habitat Manager for the Burrowing Owl Conservation Network, an organization dedicated to the protection and restoration of the Western Burrowing Owl population in the United States. Larry has been blogging about birds since September of 2007 at TheBirdersReport.com

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Susan Lee

Wonderful! Near my own home there's two pair of old, huge ravens but they've never been "this close" that I might hope to get photos like these…the closest raptor was a sharp-shinned hawk that lighted just nine feet away and let me approach to within six feet of it.