Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


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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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Friday, 15 January 2010

Jan 15th

It is raining, and since it is still cold it feels really grim outdoors.
Madame is not well - the treatment will take time before it kicks in, so we're not going out, not together and not myself on my own. I do not want to leave her alone today, she is still looking a bit frightened.

The ravens will have to fend for themselves, but there really is a lot of food for them around - and they know how to get it.

For two weeks now our rubbish has not been collected. We have different bags, given to us by the City Council, into which we sort  our waste: recyclables, food, and ordinary stuff. The bags have different colours, and the food waste goes to be composted, so those bags are quite flimsy, being bio-degradable.

Yesterday, when I was taking Madame to the vet, I saw one raven, literally in the road, on the other side of the cross roads. He was drinking from a puddle of ice melt, and in front of him, on the pavement, were some of those food bags which he'd obviously raided - their content was spilled onto the pavement.

So I am pretty certain my ravens will not starve.

I don't know if tomorrow will allow me to go out on my own - rain is predicted, so Madame will still have to make do with the back garden, improvements or not.


Anonymous said...

Hi There {Yma}- a wise decision on your part not to go out today, not with Madame still recovering and all. And while I miss your posts about the Ravens, I'm much happier to hear that you are staying indoors in that weather!
And, to be sure, all those ravens will find food to eat - they always do!
Best wishes to Madame and to you {Yma}

yma said...

Hiya, realwest - the ravens are most definitely not starving, nor going to starve. More of those food-waste bags have been ripped open, and the contents are all over the road and pavements.

I just hope Madame will recover so we can go out again now that the snow is gone.

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