Today I’m just as fascinated by these Carrion Crows in the park in Devon. If I was in Orkney I’d find it very difficult to find the black form of the Carrion Crow but would be looking at a grey-backed Hooded Crow instead.
They are magnificent birds; they look so large until you see Ravens. Persecution by humans mean that only the genetically wary ones have survived.
As this one flies to a tall tree in the park I see it flap its wings with long, slow beats.
Forty years ago I was busy filling in my nature notebooks. I wrote detailed notes in blue biro in my lined notepad about ... Read more
A view down the aisle at St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall.