Raven (Corvus corax)
Taken at Portland Bill - March 2016
Ravens are the largest perching bird in Europe that now only occupy the rural parts of their former range here. They prefer the upland moorlands and coastal cliffs. Although they have a wide and varied diet, it's carrion on which they most rely. These giants of the crow family are known to be super intelligent, but they are also playful, performing mid-air acrobatics and playing games that involve passing stones to one another. Pairs mate for life.