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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Tuesday, 18 May 2010

May 18th

It was still a bit chilly, but the sun was out and there was hardly a whisper of cold wind when we left the house at 6.50 a.m. So - no gloves!

We walked to the top of the big field, inspecting the mound of sand, grass seed and fertilizer. 
No ravens there - but as soon as we got into the ravens field, the companion of the bold raven picked us up. She got her scraps and followed us half-way round. One of the young pair had joined her for the first part, but flew off as we walked on.
Then, walking along the top wall, the bold raven came for a short while, while his companion had flown away. He got his food as well - but took off as soon as we got to the spinney, where we walked on along the no-more-food way.

Later, in the afternoon, we went again to Pontcanna Fields. 
The mound of sand/fertiliser/grass seeds in the big field was still being worked on.

Also, it was gloriously sunny and warm, so lots of people everywhere, lying on the grass, with their dogs and children. It was the same in Pontcanna Fields, but that is much bigger, so everybody can spread out.

We heard some raven calls coming from the huge lime trees, and saw one in the distance - but none came as we went back to the trees near the ravens nest.

Rain predicted for tomorrow, but it will stay mild. Or so the weather people say ...

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