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, 17 May 2010

May 17th

A cold morning - still gloves-time! - but sunny and dry.
We left the house at 6.40 a.m. and went across Llandaff Fields the usual way. 
There were no ravens at the start, but once we got into the ravens field, the bold raven's companion joined us. She picked up the scraps, and went to hide them after having got two in her gullet.
Unfortunately, a group of dog walkers also walked into the ravens field, so my raven took off. The dogs annoyed Miss Sophie. 
We therefore went back and crossed into Pontcanna Fields. 

There we met Karen and Bas. Miss Sophie was well behaved, and sat, not giving a glance to Bas!

After that encounter, we went our separate ways home.

Later in the afternoon, the park department workers had piled up a huge pile of sand and fertiliser at the top of the big field, and were hard at work. 
We therefore avoided going there and went to Pontcanna Fields instead. 
Unfortunately, someone was sitting on the grass where the ravens come to pick up the scraps from me. 
Obviously, no raven was there. 

We did some exercises, walking all the way to the bottom of the field and back. Right under one of the huge lime trees, about a tree or so away from the nest, we heard a raven call - and saw him sitting on a lowish branch. I threw him a scrap - but he did not come down to pick it up.

So today was a dead loss, as far as the ravens were concerned ...

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