Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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.

5 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

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).

Cranky Yankee said...

What? Are you talking about the crows....or the students? ;-)

K. A. Laity said...

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!

The Queen said...

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! :)

K. A. Laity said...

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).