Parliament of Fowls

A murder of crows gathered outside the Gnome Home (AKA my office building) yesterday when Gene came to pick me up. Or should I say, a murder and a half (and then some!) — check out the video that came courtesy of Gene’s Treo. Hmmm, wonder what the discussion was? Here’s a beautiful crow painting by Neil Shigley:

Argh — the quietude of the students. I’m near despair in one class — nothing seems to reach them, even daily reading quizzes have not convinced them to read. Maybe the next text… one can hope.


  1. K. A. Laity says:

    They’re back today — sitting in a dozen or so trees, filling their branches with myriad squawking black figures. Maybe this is a daily ritual that I have not noticed before (either being inside or not on campus).

  2. What? Are you talking about the crows….or the students? 😉

  3. K. A. Laity says:

    LOL — at this point I’d be happy to teach to the crows! Through in a few ravens and I’ll be perfectly content.Although I like picturing the students squawking in the trees!

  4. The Queen says:

    If there are so many crows, it’s probably a roosting area spread around several large trees. It’s usually fairly easy to spot in the leafless months………and there’s not much chance for ravens with that many bossy crows about! 🙂

  5. K. A. Laity says:

    Yeah, I know — but I want to see more ravens (with or without writing desks). I hadn’t though about it being a roosting area. Clearly I need to know more about crows (and how to spell “throw” — I plead fatigue and stress).

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