Town Raven

Town Raven
In flight

ITS A DIARY !

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!

Enjoy!

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.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Sunday Nov 28th, 2010

It was a freezingly cold night - even here in Cardiff the temperature dropped to 21F.
Thankfully, we had no more snow, and the winter sun had melted some of the ice on the pavements.
So we left the house at 7.45 a.m. and went to Llandaff Fields. Two ravens came flying over from the quarry side and sat in the trees at the first field, next to the toddlers' playground. One came down when I threw a couple of scraps. But they did not follow us.

We went into the big field, and when the other dogs had gone their way, I thought I should try Miss Sophie off the lead.
She loved it - rolling in the snow a few times, sniffing around, and coming back when I called her. it was wonderful!

As we walked back home, we saw that a few crows flew in to sit with the ravens, and some shenanigans ensued, lots of wing flapping and cawing and croaking, but then they all settled. I had run out of titbits by that time - they had all been used up to reward Miss Sophie for her excellent behaviour.
Now if I can train her to get on with the other dogs, and come back from them as soon as I call, then we can finally join dog society.

But today, seeing her enjoy herself in the snow was simply brilliant, and worth all the hour sof training and hard work we did.

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