Friday, April 15, 2005
I knew it was a crow because of the mnemonic someone taught me.
"If you see a crow in a crowd - it's a rook"
and "If you see a rook on it's own - it's a crow"
So it was a crow; standing in the middle of my lane on a fairly busy road, picking at road-kill.
As I slowed down, the crow waited till the last moment and hopped to the kerb, then hopped back and continued its meal after I passed by.
I looked again in my rear mirror at the white van driver some distance behind me and wondered how crows react to fast white vans ?
Crow is the bird of Bran, is the oldest and highest totem creature of Britain ... England pretends to a lion - but that is a late fake import. England's
autochthonous Totem is the Crow. Whatever the colour of Englishman you scratch
you come to some sort of crow.
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