Ravens in Norfolk?

By Michael Martin On April 21, 2015 · Add Comment · Ravens in Norfolk?

There are no Ravens in Norfolk! I couldn’t quite believe it when told; no Ravens in Norfolk sounds unlikely.

I checked on Sunday again before scheduling this piece, I went to the man who looks up to the Peregrines at Norwich cathedral, he would be in the know?

@barnandbeach Hi Michael, there may be the odd raven here and there but in general no.https://twitter.com/Peregrine_Skip/status/589740977448976384

Twitter, Ravens, Birds
I have relied on Twitter a lot for this challenge.
I like the accessibility to people in the know there are a lot of ‘twitchers’ too. Norfolk is famous for its twitchers, flowers and fauna of the coastal regions are second to none, however, the Raven remains elusive.
Of course in Norfolk at Sandringham there is the countryside retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, we are used to Royalty, the new  Duke and Duchess of Cambridge now reside at Anmer Hall a short hop from Sandringham. The Royals may be up country in Norfolk, the Ravens remains in the Tower of London legend has it;

Legend of the ravens

Legend says that the kingdom and the Tower will fall if the six resident ravens ever leave the fortress. It was Charles II, according to the stories, who first insisted that the ravens of the Tower should be protected.

– See more at: http://www.hrp.org.uk/TowerOfLondon/stories/theravens#sthash.qixxigZI.dpuf

It remains there are no Ravens in Norfolk, come and see?
Visit Norfolk?

One thought on “Ravens in Norfolk?”

  1. I’m also keen to know when they do arrive. There were sightings in the 90s (possibly from reintroductions in Holland) but other than that the only other ones I know of are captive ones unfortunately.

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