Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ravens ride the wind at U.S. Creek along Steese Highway

My wife an I drove up the Steese Highway looking for lowbush cranberries (lingonberries). At the top of the first ridge along U.S. Creek Road we found some berries, but we also found young ravens riding the thermals.

There were about a dozen ravens apparently having a blast, doing loops and rolls, or just holding position in the updrafts. The photo below actually has seven ravens in it.

I have seen ravens doing the same stunts riding the thermals off the Fine Arts Building and Gruening Building on the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus.

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