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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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Sunday, June 6th

We went out at 6.50 a.m. It was dry, but cloudy - but we had no rain. It felt fresh compared to the days before.

We went to the ravens field, this time walking with Otis, the flat coated retriever (he has very pale eyes!) and his owner. She works on Sundays, so is out as early as we are. It went very well, Miss Sophie is not bothered by Otis because he's actually shown in an unmistakeable way that he acknowledges her as his superior: he rolled on his back and let her sniff his nether regions when they first met. He is nearly twoce the size of her, in all dimensions ...
In the ravens field, we were met by the companion of the bold raven, who picked up twos craps and then flew off. She came back and called, and was then joined by the bold raven. We were walking back along the wall by that time. 
Today, the bold raven only took two scraps in his crop and flew off, followed by his companion who had waited until then to get her scraps as well.

Then, more dogs and their owners turned up. Miss Sophie was the object of huge interest by two lovely black dogs (retrievers, i think) whom we hadn't met before. She looked so tiny compared to them, and didn't know what to do! I'd let her lead trail by that time, but, while away, I kept telling her what good girlie she was - so all went well.

Of course, the ravens were not amused by these new dogs, and did not come back.

We then went home. By that time the sky ahd clouded voer totally and it felt rather cool. 
Still - no rain.

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