Jack and I found the most amazing sight back in 2006 when we pulled into Happy Valley along the Dalton Highway. Happy Valley is a former pipeline camp at about mile 335 that now is a gravel pullout where various storage units are kept. There’s an airstrip that hunters and Fish & Game use, and Jack has seen mushers there too.
A raven built a nest in a set of moose antlers on the side of a building and 2 young ravens were in it!
You can see how much of a mess the raven family has made with guano all over the steps, propane tanks and the side of the building.
The “babies” were absolutely quiet and watchful while I snapped photos and even climbed up on a nearby truck to get on the same level as them. They did not seem traumatized. 🙂
Jack had a close encounter with a very friendly raven a few years ago too.
Don’t worry, I discussed with Jack how it’s not appropriate to feed wild animals and that it might even be against the law! 🙂
They are amazing creatures. So smart!
Judy you take the most amazing pictures & thank you for sharing. I have travelled in the USA but have never seen Alaska & your pictures bring me closer to getting there one day.
That is pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. Your fans, Charles & Linda Rogers Oroville, CA
A perfect place for a nest, for the ravens at least:)