Almost exactly three years ago, on April 8th, 2009, I had the opportunity to photograph an unusual Raven. The Raven, feeding on some scraps of meat behind the House, was missing half of its bottom beak. An unusual site to be sure, but it seemed to be suffering no ill effects from the injury or deformity.
Today I discovered just how successful the bird has been, for it has evidently survived the past three years quite nicely. We were heading out for a drive, and after dropping Hilary off at a friend's I noticed a Raven sitting on an oil tank stand. It seemed co-operative so I lowered the window and snapped a few shots. As I did, I noticed that it was Ol' Halfbeak.
Here is a nice shot of the handsome bird.
And here is one showing his weak chin.
Nice to see him still kicking around.