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I see ravens all the time in 3B, but I have never seen one south of I-80...until recently. I know where there is a pair of common ravens in the Philly suburbs now. I have been seeing them almost every day for the last year. Is this something that a researcher would find valuable? Or is this no big deal and I'm the last to notice them expanding their range? :D
 

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I have never seen or heard one in the burbs west of Pittsburgh, but if I drive south into southern Washington County, I see and hear them all of the time.
 

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I would pass the info along to the PGC. They may have an interest. I don't think I have ever seen one in SE PA.
 

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I have never seen one in SE PA until 2 weeks ago. It flew over the house while I was outside. I heard a sound I haven't heard since bear season in Potter and I looked up and sure as sunshine it was a raven. I had a hard time believing myself that's what it was at first. Glad I found this post.
 

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A quary is perfect nesting for them. And no shortage of road kills to scavenge. A short flight "as the crow flies" and they are in all the gentleman horse farms of Worcester.
 

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Here in centre county the last few years I noticed them time to time archery hunting mostly but not much during winter months with that awful croak sound. At 1st thought maybe the crow had a sore throat or cause of old age? When I do hear that croak sound I look for it and usually they fly alone.
 

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Awesome birds.
We have a pair nesting in a Quarry in Lancaster county. They have learned to peck thruogh garbage bags left out for collection too. While I would not call them common here we frequently see Ravens.
 

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What I wonder is if they will stay or if they will eventually move on. Or will they reproduce and make more ravens? Out west they live among people like pigeons in a city park. They seem to prefer the higher elevations.....or, at least, they used to.
 

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Is this quarry where I think it is?
If you are thinking that it is within a mile or two from where I went to elementary school and where my parents live......then yes.

Another clue, there is that big hill and hump nearby where you will get air in your car if you are going 40mph or so.
 

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If you are thinking that it is within a mile or two from where I went to elementary school and where my parents live......then yes.

Another clue, there is that big hill and hump nearby where you will get air in your car if you are going 40mph or so.
Cool. I'll have to keep an eye out for them, I don't think I've ever seen one. I pass there in the afternoon going home.
 

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Just keep your eyes peeled when you drive by. I don't see them every day, but I would say at least once a week. You could even turn right and pull in that little parking area and spend a few minutes there. More likely to catch them then just driving by. I may do that one of these days and see if I can get some video of them.
 

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They make all kinds of different noises. Their flight shows have entertained me many times while spending an otherwise boring day in the tree. What's really cool is when they fly over you at low altitude. You can hear the swooshing of their wing beats.

They have amazing eye sight, too. You know you are concealed in archery if they fly right over you without changing course. :)
 
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