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.

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

May 19th

Well, it wasn't proper, full-on rain - it was just a nice, soft drizzle this morning when we left the house at 6.50 a.m.

There had been no raven calls, and again we saw the first raven when we got into the ravens field. It was the companion of the bold raven, acting not very bold. 
She also seems to have lost one feather from his tail. Ravens are starting to moult now, so she's not been in a fight. 

Something looking like a thin, pale streak was on her head. She didn't come close enough for me to make out if that 'streak' was due to her being wet or to some flower petals. She'd also raised the feathers at the side of her head a little bit, so it might just have been an optical illusion.

She took two and three scraps before flying off to hide them.
While she'd gone off to hide her scraps, Karen and Bas turned up. Miss Sophie now totally disregards Bas. We walked round together, the raven not coming back, and went home. 

It was a bit dismal today, gloomy and wet.

Sunshine is predicted for the next few days - can't wait!

(If you scroll down a bit - a photo of Miss Sophie has now been added to the gallery of photos of Madame and her friends.)

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