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Loki the Raven Falcon

Raven Loki

7 pics. Loki was rescued by Coda Falconry and took part in the Falconry Display during King Harold’s Day at Waltham Abbey.  Although presently still juvenile, Loki will eventually live for around sixty years, is highly intelligent, full of cheek and seems to like the attention of being a substitute falcon.


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Cheek is why Loki is on a long tether (creance).  Loki likes doughnuts, other people’s doughnuts and not too fussy how they are obtained.  Ravens do have a dark reputation, but he is in fact a handsome fellow.  It’s just that they tend to hang around battlefields (well a birds got to eat) and otherwise nick any bauble that takes their fancy.
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Loki likes strutting his stuff,
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.. and hopping.  He does a lot of hopping,
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.. and casing the joint for opportunities.
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Raven Named Loki

This is Loki’s official portrait which shows his beautiful plumage (reminds me of the Norwegian Blue).

6 responses

  1. I had no idea falcons lived that long. I had no idea they came in black, either. He is very handsome.

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    October 27, 2015 at 16:13

    • I had no idea either, until recently. Although parrots live even longer, I can’t see one of them chasing a grape on a lure. :-). Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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      October 27, 2015 at 22:05

  2. What a handsome bird!

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    October 30, 2015 at 05:43

    • They certainly are, once you get a close look. Unfortunately, form a distance they are too dark to see the detail. Thanks for the visit. 🙂

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      October 31, 2015 at 19:05

  3. He is quite handsome! And that midnight blue plumage is stunning isn’t it? They are such wrongly maligned birds.

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    November 4, 2015 at 22:53

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