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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Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday Nov 30th, 2010

Grey - gloomy - cold - damp - frozen drizzle (couldn't really call it 'snow') - no sun: just right for the last day in November.

We left the house at 7.30 a.m., having a quick chat with Karen and Bas in the big field. There were no ravens watching that I could see in any of the trees.

We went into the ravens field because the one dog group had already walked past us, going back. We were the only ones, so I let Miss Sophie off the lead once we were in the far corner.

The two ravens came towards us from the trees at the tennis court, and got some titbits.
Then Miss Sophie spied one - and chased him. She didn't come back until he flew up into a tree - and sadly, she stood there at first, looking around as to where my voice was coming from, before she came to me.
Not good. More work to be done in the tennis courts.

We went back past the spinney, the ravens only following to the top of the big field.They flew back into the trees next to the spinney as we walked on.

When I looked around, I noticed one lone bird sitting in the snow, a bit further away, and threw him a titbit. sadly, it was not a raven but a crow. He cawed, and suddenly there were eight or nine crows all around us, wanting food. I was cross with myself for not having recognised the difference!

More cold weather predicted for the rest of the week ...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi {Yma} it's realwest! Uh, can't help but notice that you haven't posted anything in 4 days now! I sure hope it's "just" the weather and that you and Miss Sophie are doing ok!!

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