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Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 2:34 pm    Post subject: Ravens.  Reply with quote    

I went fishing off the rocks this morning and blanked but I did manage to capture these images of large raven fledglings on their nest.
I was able to press the right buttons on the camera and take the pictures from 60 to 70 yards away, so that I didn't disturb them.



















I was very surprised that the ravens were still hanging around the nest site, because raven chicks are one of the earliest in the year to hatch. These probably hatched in February. This raven nesting site has been active for at least the last ten years and probably longer.

sean
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cool. Better luck next time with the fish.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I've got another outing planned for next week and I have a cunning plan.

derbyshiredowser



Joined: 11 Feb 2007
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
I've got another outing planned for next week and I have a cunning plan.


Dynamite fishing is banned in Wales

dpack



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

ravens at home is worth a fishless day ,ace snaps

Nick



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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 15 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Feh, pigeons in Trafalgar Square is worth a fish less day.

Yes, nice snaps tho.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 15 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

london birds might be ok to eat but i recon inch cubes and a 30 mins boil would be sensible

good prep hygiene might be more important than recipes with some critters

ps my cat thought them delicious but he was a bit hard

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 15 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely pictures, thanks Bodger. We have heard a few round our way, but goodness knows where they are nesting, if they are.

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Fri May 08, 15 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Great photos, I've never quite managed to pin down where the nests are on this farm. They are amazing birds and and that's despite their ability to slice a sheep open in minutes. A lot of our time is spent going round the flock, checking that sheep don't get stuck and become victims of this gruesome death.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 15 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

in a wild system ripped open by ravens could be considered a kinder death than dehydration from tangled in a bush

i like ravens but i dont always like the way they look at me ,a bit like undertakers and hangmen i spose .

VM



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PostPosted: Fri May 08, 15 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Lovely pics, thanks.

Shan



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PostPosted: Mon May 11, 15 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Bodger wrote:
I've got another outing planned for next week and I have a cunning plan.


We went fishing on Sunday. Caught 8 dogfish, all too small to eat, so had to release them.

Bodger



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm sure that you know this but the lesser dog fish doesn't go that much bigger than a couple of pounds. Its the bull huss that go into double figures. Those small doggies are very tasty.

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