A family of ravens in the South Iceland town of Selfoss have become minor reality stars. RÚV reports that the Selfoss Byko hardware and building supply store installed a live cam under the eaves of their building so that people can watch the two ravens who nested there with their five chicks.
This is the fifth year that ravens have nested in the eaves of the Selfoss Byko, although it’s unclear if it’s the same pair of ravens returning to nest each year or the progeny of an older couple returning to roost themselves. The camera was installed last year, although only after the ravens had already built their nest. This year, the camera went live back in February, right when the nest construction commenced. The Byko ravens have drawn a number of loyal viewers and not just in Iceland: among the fam’s many fans is a group of raven enthusiasts in Germany.
Over the last five years, the young ravens nesting at Byko have generally learned to fly without any trouble, although last year, it took the chicks nearly two weeks to work up to leaving the nest. Viewers will simply have to stay tuned to see how this year’s chicks fare.
You can follow the Byko raven live cam on the store’s website, here.