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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Saturday, 10 April 2010

April 10th

Another glorious morning, sunny and blue sky - but still a bit cold.
We left the house at 7.10 a.m. BST, and for the first time this year I was not wearing wellies!

There were no raven calls as we walked round in a park totally empty of dogs. we spend some time in the ravens field because for the first time I let Miss Sophie run for a bit without holding her lead - that was trailing on the ground, for emergencies ...
We then walked round the enclosure, Miss Sophie tethered to me again, and I threw all the scraps into the enclosure without one raven turning up. We did hear them call, though.

Once we walked off to the big field, I turned round and observed tow ravens picking up my scraps. I assume this was the young pair, who are always a bit skittish.

In the big field, the quarry pair again did not turn up at all.

Tomorrow, we'll go out early again - this time because I want Miss Sophie to have another run off the lead. That is easier and better done when no other dogs are around.
As for the ravens - perhaps we need to catch them even earlier? We'll try next week ...

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