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 7,400 breeding pairs in the UK usually found in the west and north of the country.
Ravens have attracted many suspicions such as if you see a Raven sadness is coming, or the legend that says the Tower of London will fall down if six resident Ravens ever leave the fortress. Let’s hope then that our Ravens stay at the towers of Rugby Cement just in case!