the photographer the Raven is a difficult bird to study at the nest.
The hide has to be gradually moved into place over a number of days
and Ravens are not fooled by two people entering the site and one
person leaving so several people are required to walk the photographer
into the hide.
The one advantage the videographer
has over the photographer is that he/she doesn't have to be present
to work the camera therefore the main obstacles to filming nesting
Ravens do not apply. This nest was situated in a gully so I wrapped
the video camera in a piece of camouflage netting and placed it
on the ground on the other side of the gully. After composing the
shot I pressed the record button then covered the equipment with
local vegetation (leaves and fern) before retreating to a spot far
enough from the nest so as not to disturb the Ravens. After the
video tape had run its course I retrieved the camera and found that
during the hour it had been recording the young had been visited
and fed on three occasions by an adult Raven.
See also Vidcap
of Raven's Nest with 6 eggs 63 KB Raven
calling (sound only) 51 KB