FRIDAY 30 JANUARY 2009
DAGNALL (1310-1335 hours)
There was much activity in the vicinity of the nesting Pine. The COMMON RAVEN pair were very busy actively gathering nest material, with the female gathering moss and grass from the ground and the male collecting branches, mainly from a Silver Birch on the slope. Both birds were very vocal and as a RED KITE came across the valley, the agitated male quickly chased it away towards the Zoo.
Francis Buckle obtained the excellent image above. This pair are present for their 5th successive year.