August 2-4, 2018 was the Mendocino Coast Writers Conference. I’ve attended it for the last five consecutive years, so I’m a regular.
People who know me well assume that when I’m in a place that has crows or ravens, I will photograph them. And I did. I photographed mostly ravens, but I didn’t photograph only ravens, and this post will provide photographic evidence.
After I got settled in my suite I drove north to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden.
There are several varieties of sparrow in the area. I think this is a Nuttall’s sparrow but it could also be a white-crowned.
The colony of ravens lives in the Mendocino village and it’s an understatement to say they are unafraid of humans. These are wild birds and they won’t come eat out of your hand, but they won’t be a big hurry to fly away and they certainly associate humans with food.