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AlasdairParticipantJune 6, 2021 at 7:45 amPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantJune 3, 2021 at 6:21 pmPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMay 22, 2021 at 10:25 amPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMay 8, 2021 at 9:23 pmPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMay 8, 2021 at 9:21 pmPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMarch 18, 2021 at 7:56 amPost count: 22
Wonderful stories, Eddy. Thanks for sharing them. And interesting to learn that you were the first to use social distancing to reduce the risks of corvid.
My favourite raven tale was of a pair seen in the Welsh mountains hopping up to the top of a frozen slope then flipping onto their backs and sliding down head first before repeating the process. Sheer playfulness, like their victory rolls in the air.AlasdairParticipantMarch 16, 2021 at 12:20 pmPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMarch 15, 2021 at 9:53 pmPost count: 22AlasdairParticipantMarch 15, 2021 at 9:51 pmPost count: 22
I’ve heard ravens around Greaves and Haverbreaks a few times.
Eddy’s brother’s knowledge of medieval Scottish literature is impressive. It reminded me of the Scots nonsense songs we would sing as bairns of Three Craws sittin’ on a wa’.
The first craw fell and broke his jaw
The second craw was greetin’ for his maw
The third craw went and flew awa’
– and this is where it enters the realm of abstract philosophy and ontology –
The fourth craw wasnae there at a’.
I appreciate the literary and cultural history of corvids might be better discussed elsewhere, but hey, lockdown. Take it where you find it.AlasdairParticipantMarch 8, 2021 at 10:43 amPost count: 22