Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


This is a diary, or rather, field notes written up each day, with the latest entry at the top.

To get the full story, start at the bottom entry in the archive, and read upwards.
Then read the current diary entries from the bottom up as well.

Once you've got the full story, just visit and read the new story for the day!


Location Map

Location Map
This shows where we walk and meet the ravens
The yellow and pink squiggly lines are two walks we take. The yellow one is the one we usually do. The squigglyness indicates how Madame visits her several important sniffing check-points!
We stop several times to feed the ravens, and you can see where they come from.

If you right-click on the image and open it in a new tab, you can then zoom in to see more details.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Nov 1st, 2009 - Sunday

As expected - atrocious weather, gales, rain ... a flock of black-headed gulls in the park, but no ravens, nor any other mad dogwalkers! 
Well, it was Sunday - but how were the ravens to know?

Mind - I'm beginning to wonder if the ravens dislike the presence of the flocks of black-headed seagulls. There are quite a lot of them, a good four dozen, some herring gulls amongst them. I am wondering because yesterday they did not come until after Madame had chased the  - much smaller - flock of wood pigeons off.
Its worth thinking about ...

I left the obligatory scraps of meat in the fenced-off plot, and then Madame and I trudged home, wet and cold.

On the way back, one raven appeared - he came from Pontcanna Fields and sat on the fence between the footpath and the toddlers' playground. I stood still, and then I carefully put my hand in my pocket to get the bag with the scraps of meat out - but he flew off.
It must have been the shy one, or else there are more than two ravens, which is possible. It certainly wasn't my bold one!

We'll see what tomorrow brings, weather-wise, dogwalker-wise and raven-wise ...

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