Posts Tagged ‘raven’

Young Couple Finds a Home to Raise a Family in San Mateo County – Is This a Good Time to BUY? It’s the BEST

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Here’s a new crow family nesting high above the 101:


Good thing that this is Best Buy instead of the USPS, right? I mean official United States Postal Service spokesmodel Augustine Ruiz prolly would have shot these boids with a 12-gauge if this were post office property, I think.

Post office: no birds hurt

U.S. postal officials continue to deny that birds were harmed in the course of the tree trimming. A postal maintenance worker observing the tree-trimming on Saturday reported that no birds were injured, said U.S. Postal Service spokesman Augustine Ruiz.

The injured birds at International Bird Rescue, and a dead bird photographed by The Chronicle, must have been hurt in unrelated incidents, Ruiz said.

“We would never do anything intentionally to harm any living creature,” he said. “We have a very proud tradition of issuing stamps to promote the preservation and conservation of wildlife and nature.”

Anyway, good luck, crows!

The Large Sutro Tower-Related Back Tattoo That the San Francisco Chronicle DOES NOT Want You to See.

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

For some reason.

For some reason, The Chronic wants to use a thumbnail of this image below to promote a recent bit about Sutro, but The Chronic doesn’t want people to see the actual photo.

A bit of tease, non?

Anyway, here it is, a larger version plus a link to the source. It’s Famous Bay Area web technologist Elly Jonez from back when she was keeping busy making this tat – it took two years.

Oh, and look for the raven*:

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*For some reason, IRL, ravens and crows love the Sutro Tower – sometimes they congregate way up at the top high above San Francisco.

The Best San Francisco-Related Tattoo Ever – “Two Years Later, This Is Finally Done” – Sutro Tower and Corvid

Saturday, October 29th, 2011

Famous Bay Area web technologist Elly Jonez has been keeping busy, looks like:

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Aerial Battle Above Golden Gate Park – This Red-Tailed Hawk Just Wants to Eat Crow Babies, That’s All

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Or mice, or gophers – that’s what this hawk wants to do.

But the crows, they aren’t having that. See?

The hawk’s all like WTF, hater?

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Our Sutro Tower Has Become Overrun with Ravens – Let’s Hope They Don’t Do Any Damage

Monday, November 29th, 2010


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Do hundreds of them live up there?


And was ST oranger back in the day, back in 1977?

Don’t know.

Anyway, let’s not let those boids take over, or anything. Birds can be dangerous, of course.

With a mighty voice he shouted: “Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great! She has become a home for demons and a haunt for every evil spirit, a haunt for every unclean and detestable bird.

The Elusive Night Ravens of Golden Gate Park – Spot One and You’ll Have Good Luck the Next Day

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

You can spot Nycticorax nycticorax (literally “night raven,” but we call them Black Crowned Night Herons there days) in Golden Gate Park if you pay attention.

They hide out in the bushes until dusk and then they start hunting, mostly for fish.

Spot one of them and you’ll have good luck until dusk the next day.

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Nazdaq the Rapping Raven Stars at Rec and Parks Board Meeting – Changes Coming to Stow Lake Boat House

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Will Kane tells you what you need to know about yesterday’s vote from the Parks and Recreation Board about the Boat House at Stow Lake.

RPD Commissioner David Lee didn’t like being in the dark about what the rent split would be betwixt the boat house operator and the City. Of course, RPD staff wanted to focus on the capital improvements offered by the various parties, but, for whatever reason, they omitted any mention of what the rent split and any possible annual minimum payments might be. (My understanding is the the current tenant forwarded about 30% of revenue to the City but that figure dropped down to 10% when the lease went month to month back in 2006. Oh well.) Anyway, the  rent issue, which will be negotiated later on, is my guess as to why David Lee didn’t vote aye.

Two of the public commenters expressed themselves musically – La Range/Rapping Raven Nazdaq had the more memorable performance. Here’s the YouTube of a previous gig to give you an idea.

On It Goes. Stay tuned…

The Eternal Struggle in Golden Gate Park: Raven vs. Hawk

Friday, July 16th, 2010

This big old raven did not cotton to this little old hawk in the Golden Gate Park Panhandle the other day.

The hawk lost this staring contest by running and then flying away. All it wants to do is be left alone to grow up and maybe also occasionally eat baby ravens, so that’s the issue.

The air battles are more interesting of course.

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On it goes….