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Hello Owls and Larks,

Another beautiful day very thankful for the lovely breeze though to make it less sultry.

Just watched Gardener's World as they celebrate their Golden 50th Anniversary, may it go from strength to strength in the future years ahead. A plant had to be chosen out of three which would have been the people's favourite to which many voted for and the winner was the Rose.

Talking of Roses, the previous owner to the cottage planted one, no idea which it is only that it looks like a dog Rose, is a climber and has a beautiful scent. Colour begins in deep burnt orange, goes to coral, and then lastly turns to pale pink.

Each fairy breath of summer, as it blows with loveliness, inspires the blushing rose. ~Author Unknown

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Off to make some tea, if you can't sleep and there are others on line then have a natter here.

Night Night, & Sweet Dreams

Posted at 16th Jun 2017 - 09:56PM   Posted by Camilla   I Can't Sleep Chat Post Comments: 12

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Posted by: Camilla on 16th Jun 2017 at 09:57PM

Camilla's Avatar Went into the pet store today to buy Patch some dog food, while I was waiting at the till I happened to turn round and saw a huge metal cage behind me on the floor inside the store by the entrance door. I thought what I had saw inside was a ceramic bird as they sell these inside the shop, well they sell ceramic birds, ducks , geese, all sorts. Then I saw the bird move in the cage and thought oh it's real. I could not believe my eyes when I went over to the cage and took a closer look, it was absolutely massive.! Feeling sad for the bird being inside a large cage I asked the owner/assistant what the actual bird was as I have never seen one before, her answer was.... A Raven! apparantly he is only 7 weeks old she told me, I questioned the lady why was the massive Raven had to be in a cage to which she replied... the Raven has to be in a cage because he is only 7 weeks old, later in the evening he will be taken out of the cage and be able to fly around their Aviary which adjoins next door to the pet store.

I think this is terribly sad, I have a good mind to ring up Her Majesty and ask her if she wouldn't mind having an extra Raven to her protected flock which could be more happier flying around the Tower of London.

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Posted by: Camilla on 16th Jun 2017 at 10:12PM

Camilla's Avatar I never knew Ravens were so huge I just though they were a bit bigger than a Rook, but no they are gigantic.!

Posted by: Camilla on 16th Jun 2017 at 10:14PM

Fennie's Avatar Yes, they are quite big Camilla - and wise too - but the Ravens at the Tower don't fly much because (or so I read) their wings are clipped.

Your roses look beautiful. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 16th Jun 2017 at 10:57PM

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Posted by: Fennie on 16th Jun 2017 at 10:58PM

Camilla's Avatar Sorry I missed you Fennie. Yes the Ravens are 25 inches in height apparantly but I think it is sad to be in a cage is it legal? These lovely Corvid birds are as you say deeply intelligent but they get bored easily. They can't climb like a Parrot can if caged Ravens will only hop from perch to perch. Perhaps I should continue this thread on the forums Fennie.

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Jun 2017 at 12:05AM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks Fennie, sleep well.

Son is arriving later this morning for a flying visit on his own from Surrey, plan is for me to drive us over in the Jag with HL and Patch to spend the rest of the day at my daughter and son in law's house here in Norfolk and have dinner there before we return back home in the evening.

Off to thy bed, nighty night dear owls and larks.

Sweet Dreams.


Posted by: Camilla on 17th Jun 2017 at 12:14AM

Fennie's Avatar Charles Dickens' book Barnaby Rudge is all about a tame raven (and the Gordon Riots). Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Jun 2017 at 09:01AM

Bradan's Avatar Poor raven, I hate to see birds caged. Sad

Hope you have a lovely day with your family, Camilla. Very Happy

Posted by: Bradan on 17th Jun 2017 at 10:21AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar As much as I love Ravens (and all Corvids) I most certainly wouldn't have one as a pet even with a large aviary, they are far ranging scavenging hunters. Even if it was a rescue bird I would only be rehabilitating it then releasing it in the hills.

They are not a scheduled species though so there is nothing stopping them from having one if it's captive bred or rescued chick. Neutral

Have a nice day with the family Camilla.

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 17th Jun 2017 at 10:40AM

Fennie's Avatar Well I wouldn't put a raven in a cage unless it couldn't walk or fly and had to be taken to a vet or grooming parlour, but I wouldn't mind a loose one around the house with whom to do tricks and entertain folk. It would be good at seeing off disobliging callers. Am not sure though on what I could feed it. I should imagine it might develop quite a taste for cheese, ham too probably not that I like to eat ham on account of the poor piggies which are considerably bigger than ravens and just as intelligent but which are still kept to often in cages, Corvid's brains apparently work on a different principle to ours and so are more like computers. Pigs brains are like our brains but without the frontal cortex.

There now if you run out of conversation on your family day, Camilla you can talk about Pigs and Corvids.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 17th Jun 2017 at 12:46PM

Camilla's Avatar Well I am sure that cage was way too small for the Raven it might have been a big enough cage for another large species of bird but not a Raven. Poor thing.Sad

Thank you all, yes had a lovely day with the family a wonderful get together spent the entire day out in the garden there, lots to talk about and a delicious meal in the evening too. The wine and Beer flowed but as I was driving just stuck to half a Guinness and water.

Posted by: Camilla on 17th Jun 2017 at 11:16PM

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