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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Monday, 22 March 2010

March 22nd

It is still quite chilly here, so I still needed my gloves when I left the house today at 6.45 a.m. 
It was the Spring Equinox yesterday, so the sun had already well risen - at 6.09 a.m., actually.

There were no ravens to be seen or heard as I walked up the big field to its top. I threw a few scraps into the enclosure there, but none came.

However, as I got to the spinney, one raven came swooping towards me, settling on a tree: one of the young pair. He came to the ground when I threw a couple of scraps, then his companion also came.

I walked on, to the enclosure, and they both flew past me, quite low and close, to get into the enclosure before me. There, they got a few more scraps as I walked round.

I left the 'more food' way, but they did not follow.

Still no ravens came as I stood next to the enclosure in the big field - but the bold pair came as I walked further down the big field. 
As soon as they came to the ground, and got some scraps, the quarry pair also came, again landing behind my back. 

These ravens turn their back to me and walk a few steps away from me as soon as I turn towards them.

Both pairs got their scraps, but then Cally turned up, chasing them for fun - and that was the end of today's feeding.

There will be rain tomorrow, or so the weather forecasters say. It will be interesting to see if the gloomy sky and the rain will make the ravens come more eagerly ...


Anonymous said...

Hi there {Yma} - it's good to see you back again!
Looks like the Ravens appreciate your return as well!! The only reason they turned their backs on you was to show you their unhappiness with you're being gone so long!
I'm really glad to see you back!!

yma said...

Hiya, realwest!

Thanks - it is good to be back, and i was glad the ravens still came to be fed.

as for that quarry pair turning their backs ... awww ... they did that as well before I left. Perhaps they don't like being looked at?

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