A family of ravens, with two parents and four youngsters, have decided to make a silo at Cemex’s Rugby cement plant their home. Earlier this year, keen ornithologist John Judge was walking his dog when he noticed a pair of ravens starting a nest close to a silo at the plant. Since then, the pair has produced four chicks and seem unconcerned by the industrial surroundings.
In general, ravens prefer wooded areas that make it easy to find carrion and insects to feed on, but more and more are being seen living and breeding in built up areas. Today, around 7400 breeding pairs have been found in the UK, mostly in the west and north of the country.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
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