Ravens In Sydenham

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Aurorablast
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Ravens In Sydenham

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Did anyone else see the pair of Ravens flying over Sydenham Hill this morning? They had an epic battle with a lone hawk. I do begin to wonder if they have a nest locally as it's not the first time I've heard them. BBC has a good link to the call if you want to identify them.
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This is incredibly exciting. I'm going to try and photograph them. Wow. I love crows and ravens. They're like flying shadows. I find them mesmerising. Thanks for posting.

- Paul.
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Paul - do you ever head down to the car park at the Savacentre? Crows galore, usually on top of my car.

There was what looked like a pair of ravens on the roof of my house last week.

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Aurorablast
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paultreacy wrote:This is incredibly exciting. I'm going to try and photograph them. Wow. I love crows and ravens. They're like flying shadows. I find them mesmerising. Thanks for posting.

- Paul.
Me too Paul! I was fair gobsmacked when I heard the call and then ran out into the back garden to see them duelling the hawk. We have a pretty amazing area here for biodiversity - Wells Oark has a Merlin, owls, and a family of sparrowhawks - as ye probably know being so close. But Ravens.... whoever gets a photo - please post!
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Here's something I did quite a while back on crows.

I'm capable now of doing something more sophisticated and plan to soon.

- Paul.

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Manwithaview1
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I'd love to see some Ravens up here on Sydenham Hill. We have many crows who mob various birds of prey and seagulls.

One of the most amazing things I saw was a baby Greater Spotted Woodpecker that came to my windowbox just as I was sitting the otherside of my living room window.

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Manwithaview1, I hope you don't mind,
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paultreacy wrote:Manwithaview1, I hope you don't mind,
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Not at all. Thanks. :D
Aurorablast
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Wonderful photos :D
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Anymore sightings to report? Anyone?

I will set aside some time to explore this and report back.
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