Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight

ITS A DIARY !

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!

Enjoy!

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.

Friday, 25 December 2009

CHRISTMAS DAY!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYBODY!


Still sheets of ice pretending to be roads and pavements - but then there came the sun. Not enough to thaw the ice, but enough for us three (Madame, Bas and me) to venture out, well after one p.m.

We slithered to Llandaff fields, but the fields were still covered in ice, not nice for the dogs to walk on.
There were quite a few people about -mostly men and children: probably kicked out by their mums while she's dealing with the Christmas dinner: turkey with all the trimmings ...

We heard the ravens call, from the direction of Pontcanna Fields, and from the quarry side - but none came.
Madame looked unhappy on the ice, so we slithered back home.

Here is a nice video of a raven enjoying the snow:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/ravens/video-playing-in-the-snow/1552/

No snow, and no slopes here in Llandaff Fields ...

We'll see if tomorrow will be less icy ...

Enjoy the rest of your Christmas Holidya!

2 comments:

realwest said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS YMA - and of course to Madame and Bas!!
I'm sorry it was so icy out there today, but also somewhat happy that neither you nor poor Madame slipped and fell on the ice!
And your line: "Still sheets of ice pretending to be roads and pavements - " is exactly the elegant writing I'm used to seeing from you!
I hope you enjoy your day - and got my e-mail from yesterday - and have a truly MERRY CHRISTMAS!

yma said...

Thank you - and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas yourself!

The dogs don't really like ice under their paws, and were careful walking back, as was I.

We all had too much to eat - but then, Christmas only comes once a year ...

Pity the ravens had to go without, again!

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