There is nothing common about the common raven. The raven is considered one of the most intelligent of avian species. It mates for life and is often seen soaring high in the sky, a magnificent flier. This is a resourceful and remarkable bird that learns new behavior in different situations. The raven is an active forager, scavenger, and hunter. Ravens have elaborate courtship flights with a great display of acrobatics and pair flying. The raven is a revered totem and spirit to many Native Americans.

Wind Over Wings will present the raven, the Golden Eagle, the American Kestrel (falcon), and a parrot for the program, Bird Brains, Thursday, Aug. 7, at 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library. They will discuss adaptability, play, and how each of these species have survived in spite of difficulties.

Wind Over Wings is a nonprofit raptor education service featuring birds unable to be released back to the wild due to injury. Each bird has a story and each is an individual. Imagine the wonder of being a few feet away from a magnificent Golden Eagle.

This is one in a continuing Thursday series of literary, film and cultural offerings sponsored by Rockland Public Library and the Friends of the Rockland Public Library. The Friends Community Room is located in the lower level of the library at 80 Union St.. Admission is free. For more information, please call the library at 594-0310.