Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!

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Magpies, Ravens, and Crows--Oh My!

I'd love to make and trade art featuring corvids (the fancy name for the crow family). I know there are crow lovers out there! Get in touch. CAW!

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Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 14, 2021 at 6:35am

That super Raven Woman should have a whole comic dedicated to it. What about it, Kayenderes?  Maybe called Merlina, it is a great name for sure.

Yes Sabrina, we are,  we have brexited against my last flimsy hopes.  I am so sad.

Maybe Merlina, the Raven Woman. will save us.

Comment by Heleen de Vaan on January 13, 2021 at 10:02pm

Beautiful Raven Woman, Kayenderes!

And Martha, thank you very much for writing about the Tower Ravens. I had never heard about them before, and it is good to read that people are caring for these amazing and beautiful birds. Ravenmaster must be a wonderful job! I hope Merlina will come back soon (or otherwise will be spotted in an other tower, or tree, where she is happy)

Comment by Mel Anie on January 13, 2021 at 8:33pm

Kayenderes, I like your winged woman. 

Comment by Ann Golden on January 13, 2021 at 8:20pm

Is that Merlina herself ? Great name.I have had an. Envelope almost put together for you for weeks now, if not months. Will try to get out this week.

Comment by Kayenderes on January 13, 2021 at 8:17pm

Raven Women.  Hope you like.   I love the Black Birds also.  CAW    CAW

Comment by Kayenderes on January 13, 2021 at 8:17pm

Comment by Sabrina S on January 13, 2021 at 8:07pm

Thank you for sharing, Martha. But I'am afraid I have to say, you are doomed!

Comment by Mail Art Martha on January 13, 2021 at 7:29pm

The following is from the BBC, which tries hard to show it is not only Covid, Brexit and Trump that worries the nation:

The Tower of London's "queen" raven is missing and feared dead, according to staff at the fortress.

Merlina, who joined the flock in 2007, has not been seen for several weeks.

The Tower usually has six ravens at any time and, according to legend, if they ever leave then both the fortress and the kingdom will fall. There are currently seven in residence. Charles II is believed to have been the first monarch to officially decree that the birds must be kept at the Tower at all times.

When numbers fell to just a single raven guard, Winston Churchill ordered that the flock — known as an "unkindness" — was increased to at least six.

In 2018 the Tower launched a raven breeding programme after Historic Royal Palaces warned it was becoming "increasingly difficult" to source the birds.

Below the Ravenmaster Christopher Skaife with a raven chick. He is distraut at the disappearance of Merlina.

Comment by Jo Beckford on December 16, 2020 at 1:46pm

Thank you so much Salorina!

Comment by Jo Beckford on October 11, 2020 at 5:10pm

Hi all

I'm new to IUOMA but when I saw this group name, my heart sang. I am a huge lover of all things corvid and would love to send and receive art on this theme. If you'd like me to send you something, please let me know!

Jo

 

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