Bit of a surprise this morning, Raven under the bird feeders. Looked massive compared with the male pheasant (this years trying to be dominant resident  – ‘No Tail’), which was picking around and ran off. We have a local pair of Ravens that have been defending territory, calling from the phone mast across the road. Lots of flight displays and a punch-up which resulted in two crashing into our trees. Interestingly, something I have not seen before,  one was pursued by the 2 resident magpies down over the fields behind the house.  We know the magpies have been renovating even though we can’t see the nest high in our trees as there are blackthorn twigs (that they collect from hedge cutting) around the place.