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.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Some new raven photos, taken on May 3rd, 2010

These photos are of one of the young pair. I have described one of those ravens as having a 'roman' nose.

See for yourselves why I used that description:

Here he is looking towards us - note the different shape of the 'brow' compared to the bold raven:

Here he is eyeing a scrap:

Here he is making a hole to hide his scrap:

Note how deep the beak goes into the ground.

Hopefully I'll be able to take more photos as the weather gets warmer - provided the rain keeps to times when we're not out in the park!


Anonymous said...

Hi {Yma} - this is realwest! I'm glad you posted those photos -and I certainly see why you refer to them as "Roman Noses"!!
But I never realized how shiny their feathery "coats" are. They are beautiful.
Thanks {Yma}!

yma said...

Hiya, realwest -

they are indeed magnificent birds.
Once one's been eye-to-eye with one, about two feet apart, their intelligence becomes obvious. They are intrepid, they are not afraid to look at humans. Even a charge by a dog, like Madame used to do, and like Miss Sophie is not attempting, does not fluster them.
Their shiny feathers make them stand out from the crows.
I'm totally captivated by the ravens.

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