It may not be the Tower of London, but a family of ravens with Mum, Dad and four youngsters have decided that a silo at CEMEX’s Rugby cement plant will make a very nice home, thank you very much!
Earlier this year, a local keen ornithologist, John Judge was out walking his dog when he first noticed a pair of ravens starting to build a nest close to a silo at the plant. Since then the pair have produced four chicks and seem to be unconcerned by the industrial surroundings.
Ravens generally prefer wooded areas in which they can easily find carrion and insects to feed upon but more and more are to be seen living and breeding in built up areas. Today, there are around 7400 breeding pairs in the UK usually found in the west and north of the country.
For some reason, suspicions surround ravens from, if you see a raven, sadness is coming to the legend that says the Tower of London will fall down if six resident ravens ever leave the fortress. Let’s hope our ravens continue to find a home at the towers at Rugby cement!
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