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.

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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.

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Monday, 16 November 2009

Oct 29th, 2009

Today it was grey and not as bright: we were a bit early, and we also met Bas and his mum. So, while I distributed the rest of the meat - quite a few pieces, as they were starting to go off - there was no raven to take them this time. Perhaps seeing me with someone else, and having another, bigger dog rushing round the fence put him off.

I'll get a fresh lot tomorrow, Friday, to keep this up. I want to know if this was just an accident, or if the ravens do watch and come to get the food - and if they will get used to me.

I have the suspicion that at least one of these ravens 'recognises' me as a source of easy food. This is the one not bothered by Madame Jodi - in fact it looked rather comical to see her make a desultory attempt at scaring him off, with a tiny jump and some soft, unthreatening barks, while he literally hopped just a few yards along the fence to show that he wasn't really scared by her.

I'll try and get out a bit later, when it is lighter.
Saturday and Sunday will be quite empty of dogwalkers at that time of day - so we'll see.

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