If that road is through Yellowstone National Park's Hayden Valley, the creature could be any number of species.
Can you identify this youngster when you have a close-up view?
Did you know it was a common raven (Corvus corax)?
The nasal bristle feathers on the very thick beak, tell you this is a raven and not an American crow. The pink lining of its mouth and the downy chest feathers tell you it is still a youngster. It could fly, but seemed to be choosing to stay out of the stiff wind. Eventually it flew off, but we're not sure who enjoyed watching whom most.
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