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!
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, 17 April 2010
We left the house at 6.45 a.m. It was a brilliant morning: a clear blue sky, bright sunlight, and only a slight, cold Northerly breeze. However, it was so cold during the night that there was frost on the grass in Llandaff Fields!
We had heard some raven calls earlier, and when we got to the ravens field, two ravens flew across from the quarry side towards the allotments and Pontcanna Fields. They did not stop, however.
We noted that both enclosures in the ravens field have had their gates removed since yesterday, so anybody, any dogs, are now able to walk in and out. The ravens would therefore not feel as secure as they have done.
After Miss Sophie had been put through her training routine, and after we'd walked round the enclosure, throwing some scraps, one single raven appeared.
He sat on one of the fence posts, watching, and then picked up some scraps. Then, back on another fence post, he quorked while clapping his beak - so this was one of the young pair.
After picking up another couple of scraps, he flew off across to Pontcanna Fields, and did not come back.
Walking back, there was one raven in the first field. I threw a couple of the remaining scraps - but this raven flew up to sit on a branch straight away, so he was definietly not my bold raven!
So today confirms that it'll be early nights and early mornings for Miss Sophie and me from now on ...!
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