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.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve

Alas, another day without ravens ...

It is sad, but the state of the pavements and roads is still so perilous that I didn't want to take a chance - not on this day! Not when, according to local news, 300 people had to go to the hospital in this area with broken limbs!

Not being out in the cold has helped Madame a bit more with her recovery. She is keen to go out - lets hope we don't have any more frost overnight, and that the little bit of thawing we had means we can hop from  one ice-free patch to the next until we get to the grass!

Meanwhile, here are two links to brief summaries of some of Bernd Heinrich's magnificent field work with ravens:

Have a beautiful and  Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

Hi Yma - I'm glad you stayed in today - and it may be that a few more days in rather than out will be benefical to Madame too!

And MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU (and to Madame)!!

yma said...

Thank you, realwest!

Madame is raring to go - but once out, today, she was not happy. And Bas also was not keen on the ice.
We're all back home now, and they're both dozing in their favourite places, having scoffed quite a few (very healthy!) Christmas dog biscuits.

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