Park slowly healing

LA Parks and Rec. has reopened the most-used trails above the Observatory, so I can go back and inspect the former nesting area from above, and from the location the masthead photo, above, was shot. The nest actually survived in the top of its tree, but there was a lot of defoliation. I suspect either water or fire retardent was dumped on the site, and it’s very unlikely that any little ravens got away unless they could already fly. There was one very vocal juvenile in Fern Dell and Mocohuenga Canyon (Western Canyon) in the weeks after the fire. Unless nesting density is incredibly high, it’s hard to imagine where else the family could have come from.

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