We stopped at Laurel Hill last week to see how the Common Ravens are faring. We arrived at the ballfields below the nest site in time to see a raven chasing a Red-tailed Hawk across the cliffs and out of sight.
As we turned to look at the nesting site, the other raven left the newly rebuilt nest and flew overhead on its way to feed.
Last spring, Peregrine Falcons likely prevented the ravens from nesting. Last fall, Hurricane Sandy washed away the nest altogther.
Peregrines willing, we are hopeful the ravens will nest on
Laurel Hill once again.
A photo comparison of the nest site from last November and last week follows.