Clever ravens.

No birdbrains here! Ravens in Japan have not only adapted to urban living, but have also learned new behaviors, such as this clever method for cracking nuts. via Ursi’s Blog


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In Southeast Alaska, large ravens are everywhere. In Sitka, they drop shellfish onto the city tennis courts to crack the shells. Quite unpleasant, when your tennis balls smell like a very low tide from expired mussels. I don't know anyone who isn't fascinated by their intelligence. They have a wonderful call, too. And for all of their urbanization, I've yet to see a raven nest. Secretive.
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