ITS A DIARY !
This is a diary, or rather, field notes written up each day, with the latest entry at the top.
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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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Friday, 30 April 2010
We left the house at 6.40 a.m. It was mild, with a watery sun and rain clouds. We did catch a short, light shower while we were out.
We went across the first field in Llandaff Fields to Pontcanna Fields, where we spent some time walking around, doing some exercises and sniffing ... Miss Sophie is slowly getting better, provided no small or big dog or squirrel crosses her horizon: then she just switches off.
We did see and hear a raven, but he flew from one of the tall, old sycamores into the horse paddocks, I don't think he saw us.
When we had walked right back, to the top of Pontcanna Fields, we noticed one raven on the ground. He flew up before we were close - and I could see exactly where he went - to a nest in one of the tall lime trees, which has smaller leaves than some other lime trees.
I kept away from that tree - and the raven came back down to the ground, where I threw some scraps. He took them, but went to hide them in the usual way, not going back to that nest. It was one of my young pair.
Then a second raven turned up - his chest looked as if he'd been taking a bath in the damp grass. He came from the horse paddocks, it was not my bold raven but again one of the young pair.
Both ravens took the scraps, eating some, storing some in their crop, and flying off towards the paddocks, not to the nest.
We finally went home, Miss Sophie having been quite well behaved after the first and only lunge at the first raven.
I am not sure if that nest is a ravens nest, or the nest of some other birds. I shall take my binoculars with me the next time we go there.
If it isn't too rainy, I'll even take my camera.
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