Monday, November 29, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ravens are the largest of the crow family. They have a bluish tinge to their intensely black feathers, large heads and throat feathers. They often are seen in pairs (as here)
They like open moorland where sheep and other livestock are to be found because it is easy for them to find carrion to feed off.
They have a distinctive low pitched cry (described as prruk prruk) and a silhouette in flight, which is very similar to the buzzard.
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Sunday, November 07, 2010
the colour of the leaves on the rowan tree at the bottom of our estate (!) are very vivid this year and make a pretty sight mixed with the bright red of the berries. Many fields locally have a large tree (usually an oak or beech) standing in the middle to provide some shade for the livestock, and in the autumn they provide these picturesque images set against the natural mixed deciduous woods that cover the valley sides.