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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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Wednesday Nov 24th, 2010

We were warned of a very cold morning early today - but when we left the house at 7.15 a.m., it was not as cold as we were led to believe. This was probably due to the low clouds which meant it was grey and damp - just like any November morning.
There was a glorious sunrise when we walked back - and now that the skies are clear, it is indeed colder than yesterday, even with the sun shining.

We walked to the tennis courts, but today the ravens were not waiting for us.
They took a while to appear, and then flew off quite soon, after having taken a few titbits only.
At first I was a bit puzzled, but then I remembered that today the rubbish gets collected, so the ravens were finding lots of extra food in the streets.

For Miss Sophie, it was an excellent morning, because I asked Karen and Bas to join us for a brief while when I saw them approaching outside the fence.

It was lovely to see the two dogs roaming at will, sometimes even sniffing the same spot. They did not greet each other, Bas, as always, being a bit aloof, nor did they actually play with each other - something Bas never has done, not even when being demanded to do so by Madame Dog.
Miss Sophie didn't even mind Bas taking a titbit from me! Mind - she did come up to me smartish when she realised what was going on! But she did not once go for Bas, not even then.

So while the ravens did not grace us with their presence, having Bas and Miss Sophie enjoying themselves off the lead was brilliant.
Now I'm waiting for the weekend where I hope to take Miss Sophie into the ravens field and test her 'in real nature' ...

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