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.

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!


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.

If you right-click on the image and open it in a new tab, you can then zoom in to see more details.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

April 1st, Maundy Thursday

It is still wintery here, the icy gales are truly penetrating through several layers of clothing, but today the rain has been very sporadic.
We left the house at 7.15 a.m., but only did a short walk, round the big field, mostly on the footpaths, which Miss Sophie seems to like better. 
No raven calls, no ravens.

Later, when we went to Pontcanna Fields around 2 p.m., we again stuck to the tarmac paths, but did see two ravens on the ground. I approached them, and one, the one further away from us, actually did a begging display and cawed. His companion walked on, unconcerned. As theyw ere quite a distance away, I couldn't make out which pair they were.

We also observed a pair flying to the ground, to the space in front of the riding hall, picking up stuff, then flying to sit on the boundary fence, obviously carrying something in their beaks, and then flying off in a loop over the allotments to the far end, perhaps to a tree on the boundary wall to the ravens field.

So they are not starving, and it looks as if they are helping a breeding pair 'at the nest'.

There won't be any entries in this blog from tomorrow, Good Friday, until Easter Monday, when normal blogging will resume.

Miss Sophie and I wish you all Happy Easter Holidays!

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