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As long as we are on birds, here are some quotes from raven expert Bernd Heinrich, who clearly enjoys his work.

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As long as we are on birds, here are some quotes from raven expert Bernd Heinrich, who clearly enjoys his work:

— “There is no greater pleasure than eating roasted moose while resting under a spruce and contemplating ravens.”

— A bit Kurtz-like: “6:30 a.m. I hear again the low, almost nonchalant deep quorks, but now there is also a new sound: some hollow, gong-like quorks.”

— Even more Kurtz-like: “Although I howled throughout the year, I noted most responses of ravens in the fall and winter.”

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Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. @tomricks1

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