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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Monday, 19 April 2010

April 19th

It was not as cold this morning as it has been previously: there was no frost on the grass! There were thin clouds in the sky, and a definite haze. I don't know if that was due to the Icelandic volcano's ashes, not having a huge amount of knowledge of clouds ... 
Certainly the birds were not affected.

We left the house at 6.40 a.m. and did the usual round. This morning, a single raven flew to the ground as we came into the ravens field. 
He waited on the open ground between the two enclosures. It might again have been one of the bold pair - I think it was the companion of my bold raven. So I threw some scraps while Miss Sophie sat and did not show any interest - she was spying other dogs in the distance, which attracted all her attention.

Walking round, doing some training, we ended up at the top fence of the top enclosure, and the single raven, who had flown off with the scraps, came back, sat on a fence post, and then picked up the scraps I threw into the enclosure but not coming as close up as my bold raven does. Still - certainly not one of the young pair.

We then went back home as there were no more ravens. However, dogs like Bart and Otis, who are rather big, were coming into the park, so we got out of their way.

It looks as if this early start is paying off!

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