I don’t make very many bird images but every once in a while an opportunity presents itself. Part of the reason I purchased the Tokina 100-400 last year was to take better advantage of those opportunities when I can. In this case, I am going back 12 years when I used a Canon 300 f/4 with a 1.4x teleconverter.
These ravens were nestled in an overhang in the Quabbin Spillway where they are known to return year after year. The nest isn’t always so well seen from the bridge but in 2008 they were very accessible in this location. Other years the adults can only be seen flying back and forth with the young well hidden. The parents didn’t seem concerned with the presence of birders and went about their business pretty much unaffected by us. There had been a third who fledged ahead these two. Once all were flying they most often could be seen together for the next week or two.
They have such beautiful blue eyes and those striped leggings! Eventually ravens’ legs become all black like the rest of them but for now, so cute.