I was wlaking on the coast path near my home in Cornwall this morning when i saw a large bird a little smaller than a buzzard, flying around the cliffs. as it flew it performed a roll every few minutes and made a clicking sound as it rolled. I've never seen naything like it before. What can it be?
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In reply to Dave - CH:
Interesting, as I have never seen them tumble,so googled and discovered this.
"Although Ravens can be seen at the Tower of London, it is not very common for Ravens to live in the centre of a city. Ravens often live in parks or in natural spaces not too far away from cities. Most Ravens prefer to live in wooded areas that have large open land nearby. They also like to live near sea cliffs, mountains and moorland.
Ravens are often seen in pairs throughout the year. They can also be seen flying in small flocks. These flocks are usually family groups which stay together for many years. When Ravens fly in flocks, they look very aerobatic as they chase each other and tumble together in the air. Sometimes they dive or free fall from the sky to land on a chosen sight, but most times they seem to do it just for fun!
Ravens tend to fly quite slowly, but they still manage to look very powerful and majestic in the air. Ravens love to glide and soar high up in the air without flapping their wings. Sometimes they turn over on their backs while flying. A Raven can fly upside down in the air as far as one kilometre!"
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