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!
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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Thursday, 1 July 2010
Again it was overcast and much cooler than yesterday when we went out at 6.55 a.m.
We heard raven calls again, and saw one sitting on the wall near the first field. The big field was again well populated by the jackdaws and seagull, with some wood pigeons amongst them.
We went straight to the ravens field, where two ravens were strolling about in what used to be the top enclosure. When we neared that part of the field on our way to the far top corner, one raven came walking towards us.
It was overcast when we left the house at 6.45 a.m., and felt a bit muggy.
For the first time in weeks we'd heard raven calls, both in the evening and in the early morning. There were still lots of jackdaws and seagulls in both the big field and the bottom of the ravens field, but as we came to the spinney and the footpath, just before crossing into the ravens field, we heard a croak - and the bold raven came to us, from the spinney.
He got a couple of scraps and flew off while we went to the far end of the ravens field where we did our exercises.
Before Bas and Karen turned up, the bold raven and one of the quarry pair were walking about and poking the ground in a desultory fashion in what used to be the top enclosure. They got some more scraps and then we all walked or flew off.
It seems to me that the rain yesterday somehow must have revived the ravens ...
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