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The King of Glen Coe

The King of Glen Coe


Postby BlackPanther » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:50 pm

We went climbing in Glen Coe yesterday. On the summit we met a local king...
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The raven was very curious, sat only a few metres away, watching us with interest. Hoping for grub, I guess. He didn't mind us photographing him, his only comment was "cow - cow!", whatever it means in bird language :lol: :lol:
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Maybe he wanted to ask - what are you, people, doing on MY mountain???
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby basscadet » Mon Aug 27, 2012 2:57 pm

Oh I love the ravens :) You have brightened my day right up :D
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby luibnaclach » Mon Aug 27, 2012 8:22 pm

the bird of death we used to say :) if we saw one as we tramped over corrour estate looking for deer :)
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby budvarone » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:54 pm

Excellent pics! Love to see Ravens on my wanderings, but don't often get to see them on the ground, or at such close quarters!
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby simon-b » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:10 am

I'm not sure what "cow - cow!" means in bird language either, but I have heard it and it's definitely Scottish raven dialect. The Cumbrian ravens are of the same species, corvus corax, but they have a deeper "prk - prk!" call which resonates around the Lakeland crags.

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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby electricfly » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:35 am

simon-b wrote:I'm not sure what "cow - cow!" means in bird language either, but I have heard it and it's definitely Scottish raven dialect. The Cumbrian ravens are of the same species, corvus corax, but they have a deeper "prk - prk!" call which resonates around the Lakeland crags.

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I'd deduce from that then, the Scottish Ravens don't like the girls, and the Cumbrian ones really don't like the boys! :shock:

By the way, i'd check the [i] key on your computer Simon... wasn't working for a bit there. :lol:
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby BlackPanther » Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:23 am

I never attempted to interpret a bird language, just reported what I heard :lol: :lol: :lol: Funny how the same creatures make different sounds according to country they live in - Polish ravens say "Krrrra-krrrra"...
On a serious note, this wasn't the first time I had an encounter with ravens on a mountain top...
A curious raven on the summit of Slioch, may 2012:
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A pair of ravens on the top of Conival:
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby basscadet » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:20 pm

Oh you do have luck with them.. The only time I have got close to them is on claggy days.. they seem more amenable to human company in the clag I find :)

I once had one come right up to me on one of the Fannaichs (on a claggy day) and give me the cutest look ever, so he got the end of my sausage roll :lol:
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Re: The King of Glen Coe

Postby simon-b » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:26 pm

electricfly wrote:
simon-b wrote:I'm not sure what "cow - cow!" means in bird language either, but I have heard it and it's definitely Scottish raven dialect. The Cumbrian ravens are of the same species, corvus corax, but they have a deeper "prk - prk!" call which resonates around the Lakeland crags.

P2260104.JPG


I'd deduce from that then, the Scottish Ravens don't like the girls, and the Cumbrian ones really don't like the boys! :shock:

By the way, i'd check the [i] key on your computer Simon... wasn't working for a bit there. :lol:


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