On 17th July 2010, in the Mourne Mountains, Co Down, a Common Raven Corvus corax was observed approaching within 5 m of a group of hill-walkers in order to obtain food. I was part of a group of eight walkers who had stopped for food at the North Tor of Slieve Binnian, at a height of 678 m. Almost as soon as we had halted a Raven appeared on the rocky outcrop of the tor above us. Laying a piece of ...

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