Story Time :) Corvids are are among the most intelligent of living creatures. The first time I experienced this was when I worked at a wildlife research station. Often times this involved going out at night to locate, excavate and then gather data on turtle nests. Once done, we would then rebury the eggs and tag the nest. Now when a female turtle even manages to make it to her nesting site (they can travel long distances and frequently get hit by cars) and successfully deposits her eggs, her babies only have about a 1% chance of surviving to breeding age. Turtle eggs are subject to predation by pretty much everything including mink, skunks, foxes, coyotes and raccoons. However, the researchers I worked along side apparently found that crows and ravens were so intelligent and have such a good memory that they literally learned to identify nest locations by the little tag placed in the sand by the scientists. Moral of the story: never underestimate corvids.. they’re no bird-brains. [Photo] I’m curious, have any of you ever seen a corvid demonstrate it’s intelligence?