The Leeds Flickr Group had a day out in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire today. The weather was perfect and turnout good.

Within the walls of Knaresborough Castle are several Ravens which are looked after by Her Majesty’s Keeper of Castle Ravens, Knaresborough! They’ve been hand reared and so aren’t afraid of humans and you could get quite close as you can see above.

We were also lucky to be there at the same time as some sort of festival of folk dance which had attracted many morris-dancing troops. However these weren’t your usual all-in-white morris dancers and many had more eclectic get up on. For example, the FlagCrackers (who I’ll post some pictures of soon) paint their faces black and dress in rags.