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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

If you live in the Bay Area in Northern California, you can watch crows at the Alemeda County Fairgrounds do the same thing. The fairgrounds have a bunch of walnut orchards, and I saw crows doing this same thing. Go to the OTB parking lot when the walnuts are falling off of the trees.
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I was thinking that this might be the most dangerous way to crack a nut ever, but then, when the raven waited for the light to change, I applauded!

/Yes, right at my desk; I applauded the little raven.
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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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