Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight


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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, 22 November 2010

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

We were late again today, leaving the house at 7.25 a.m. It was grey and damp, and a bit fresher than yesterday. No sun, but thankfully no wind either.

We made straight for the tennis courts, and the ravens were waiting for us in the cherry trees.
To our surprise, someone else was n 'our' court already - a man with a husky, which we've seen before. That husky is friendly, but an escape artist, and the man used the courts because he'd seen me do it!

We went into the adjoining one, but I am careful in there because there is a gap between the fence and the wall, where Miss Sophie would be able to slink through if a squirrel needed to be chased ... so I kept her on her lead.

The ravens were a bit confused - while the man and I chatted before he left, they sat on the top fence, looking down, not sure what was going on.

In the end we had the court to ourselves, Miss Sophie doing her exercises and me feeding the ravens.
As before, they fly into the ravens field, also into the patch between the footpath and the bowling ground, to hide their food items. Today, they did come back, and accompanied us when we left, sitting on the top of the fence at the gate, and then flying into the cherry trees.

We also heard one of them make a deep, croaking sound when I was not paying attention to them but worked with Miss Sophie. She is now running towards me when I turn my back after the third call - I don't even have to walk right up to the gate. Now I shall endeavour to get her to do this after my second call ... and then after my first ... keep fingers crossed ...

Forgot to bring the 'retrieve' object today ...


Anonymous said...

Hi {Yma} this is realwest! Glad to see you out and about with Miss Sophie and that she's responding to your training!
Have you caught a glimpse of the Bold Raven at all ??!
Anyway, watch out for being out in the cold and damp too much!!

yma said...

Hiya, {rw}!

Glad to see you, too!

No - I have not seen my bold raven at all, nor any of the other ravens, like the young pair, or the bold raven's companion. I don't know where they are, but I hope they are sitting in some trees and observing what these two very young ravens are doing.

Damp and cold are ok - I do have the clothes - it's the darkness I'm not so comfortable with, probably because of those eye operations. And going out later, when it is lighter, is not really an option because then there are too many dogs around which are still a huge distraction to Miss Sophie.


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