Experts say ravens are intelligent birds who challenge themselves with playing

The intriguing Common Raven has accompanied people around the Northern Hemisphere for centuries, following their wagons, sleds, sleighs, and hunting parties in hopes of a quick meal.

Ravens are among the smartest of all birds, gaining a reputation for solving ever more complicated problems invented by ever more creative scientists.

Common Ravens aren’t as social as crows; you tend to see them alone or in pairs except at food sources like landfills. Ravens are confident, inquisitive birds that strut around or occasionally bound forward with light, two-footed hops. In flight they are buoyant and graceful, interspersing soaring, gliding, and slow flaps.

When driving, keep an eye out for them on the roadsides, gathered at roadkill, or flying straight down the center line on the lookout.


Responses to "Amazing Raven Lays Back And Enjoys Playing With A Snowball."

  1. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if this is about getting a drink of water in the winter? Compacts the snow to make it denser and then eats it? Pretty ingenious! So smart. Not that I'm saying they don't play, which is cool too. Love crows and ravens!

  2. Unknown says:

    I have to say than you for the enlightenment that you have brought to me over the years.. Always something to ponder, admire and simply adore..

  3. Anonymous says:

    I can spend hours just watching the birds that we in Western New York get in the winter time. Even the blue jays and the aggression that they show the other birds is still a sight for me. We have downy woodpeckers, mourning doves, titmice, chickadees and not sure, but I believe that the ravens have gone somewhere warm...don't blame them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I always chuckle at "experts" who enlighten us as to the intelligence of "other species" as measured by human values... ;-) i.e. "These animals display the intelligence equivalent to a four year old human!" D'OH!! Please show me any four-year old human that can FLY! and Navigate across the earth, often over thousands of miles! and knows how to construct super complex nesting structures and raise young'uns... and.. and ... and. Ha!

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