Ravens are to blame for many missing songbirds

Re: “Cats, pesticides blamed for decline in bird species,” May 7.

As a retired farmer, I can say without a doubt that ravens are the worst predator of birds.

A raven will kill all the songbirds. They go into the garages and get all the robins, and they go in the barn and take all the barn swallows.

They went through every nest in the trees and took all the little birds.

We have a row of trees behind our house in town, and the ravens harass the birds as they are setting up their nests, and clean out all the nests once the little ones are born.

We watch them do this every spring and summer, as the eggs are laid and the young are hatched.

The ravens have already been attacking the songbirds this spring. The government should do something about all the ravens if we want to have songbirds.

Fred Vert, Sylvan Lake

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