Juvenile gang on the loose

Arrived at work to find 11-12 ravens flying in a cloud at 80m or so above campus (roughly one mile north of LAX) in clear skies with a cool wind off the ocean. Shortly thereafter, a decision got made, and the flock of them sped off towards downtown LA. I couldn’t help but remember seeing the same thing, but in Hollywood, a couple months ago. That time, the crowd evidently chose the beach as its destination.

I have watched pairs and singles soar even higher before heading off in a fixed direction. But clouds are less frequent events, so it is hard to say that they don’t also gain greater altitude.