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Raven Squee
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Adorable as it is a baby bird, but.... it does have an expression that I seem to wear when I go to 'put on my face' in the mornings.

I adore the crow family - very clever birds. Where I live, there are quite a few jackdaws, some of whom I have rescued from the dining room after their building projects fell down the chimney.So, maybe not so clever. I have had the chimney capped since then.

My corvid pals hereabouts are magpies, my 'Cheeky Chicks'. They tapdance and squawk through the skylights. Their iridescent tails and flight feathers are a delight, too.

Oh, how wonderful - must be lovely to see :-)

They're great!
I shared the raven baby with Dad, who agrees it is adorable!

I have a huge raven puppet, that scares the beejaysus out of the cats.

What a wee darling! It's so cuddly!!!

Cuddly, with a bit of a 'Thug Chick' stance about it :-)

I have a cuddly toy adult raven, as I've always regarded them as my totem bird...

Mine too - everywhere I walked as a kid, the crows seemed to follow :-)

They appeal to both the Norse and Gaelic sides of my background: Odin and Morrigan. I had a dream once in which I was conversing with even-bigger-than-normal ravens.

When I was at primary school (1970s Yorkshire), we used to have to watch a historical drama on TV in class, about Saxons vs Norse. The theme song at the end had a line, "But who shall have the victory, the Raven or the Cross?". All the little sheep in class used to chime back, "The Cross!" Except for one... Guess who shouted, "The Raven!"?

The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

'Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door—
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door—
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

'Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
“Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven,
Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore—
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!”
Quoth the Raven “Nevermore.”'

RE: The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

I have a small bronze replica Norse raven brooch, and an Ola Gorie Orkney silver brooch of Odin with the ravens perched on his shoulders...

Re: The Raven - Edgar Allan Poe

I have a circular pendant with a rook on it. A friend bought it for my birthday a few years ago.

Have you seen the baby bird in the hand?
Major "Awwwww" factor.

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - so sweet :-D

I can't get over how soft and fluffy they look.

The wee squeakies were going mad in the bushes opposite when I was coming back to the house: mainly tits (longtails, blues, greats, & c) and teensy-weensy goldcrests. Some kind of feeding frenzy, whether insect or plant related, I'm not sure.

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