Great Odin’s Raven


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This afternoon.

Michael O R writes:

Was just caught by the byplay outside my window. A pair of magpies started building a nest when a larger grey crow flew in to try to occupy the spot.

There have been a few minutes of manoeuvring and attempts on each side to get the other to leave, with one using size, the others numbers. A quiet confrontation. I figured that birds getting frisky is a sure sign of Spring :)

The cosmic ballet continues.

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15 thoughts on “Great Odin’s Raven

    1. Anne

      Dublin is lovely from more aerial views apparently.. the slumland flats everywhere blend in better.

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        I think ‘slumland’ is a bit of an exaggeration. It’s a First World country.

    2. Tish Mahorey

      Classic bit of petty Irish snobbery there Steak. Those flats are people’s homes and they’re not built to give self regarding dicks a nice view from their offices.

      1. Anne

        I don’t think I’m a snob.. but that area seems a bit grim, as does a lot of Dublin.

        I mean people would say the same about the flats in Ballymun, that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily looking down on the people there at all.

      2. Steak on the horn

        Er … self regarding, if only you knew me.
        Anyway, it is grim. Just as Manchester, Newcastle, lots of Dublin etc, are really grim. Dull, grey, barely fit for purpose. They are people’s homes, granted, but aesthetically they aren’t pleasing. I don’t think i’m crapping on anyone bar the council for building them or the architects for designing them. Just as Central Bank is grim, i don’t think I look down my nose at hte people who work there.

  1. Tish Mahorey

    Metaphor for the property collapse and nama repos.

    “byplay” – couldn’t help yourself could you.

  2. Zipper

    We don’t teach art or design well here. After all, they’re not going to get you a STEM job.

  3. Liam Deliverance

    The view is nice I think, well it could be a lot worse. Mountains, Landsdowne Road, Church Spire, a bit of greenage and a good few trees that will be nice when they get their leaves back soon. As for the crow, I’d say the mags ran him out of the place quick smart. No messing around with magpie’s, they get the job done. You wouldn’t catch them pooing around for 40 days plus deciding if they should build a nest or not. Birds of a feather, as the saying goes :-)

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