Friday, 22 April 2016

Tomorrow we will be hearing ravens...

Tomorrow we will be hearing ravens. They are one of the special birds that we monitor as part of our voluntary bird work. Ravens are early nesters and by now, the young raven chicks will be well grown. A nest may hold four or five chicks, or it may only contain a single youngster. One hint of this is copious white dripping down the side of the nests and in the course of our monitoring, this tends to coat our equipment nicely! Monitoring these fabulous birds involves climbing up to their world and it helps gather a wealth of data on their spread and productivity and all the info is added to the giant data bank held by the BTO. So roll on tomorrow when we will learn a little bit more about the ravens here.