Welcome back and Stamp Sunday

crow3

It’s been awhile since we posted. Sorry! We haven’t given up our love for crows, life just gets busy. We are back now and look forward to posting more regularly. We saw this beautiful crow by the waterfront. I wonder what he was thinking about…such intelligent birds. As it is a Sunday, we will throw in a corvid stamp — and start a new tradition — Stamp Sunday! Hope you enjoy!

Raven Stamp from Russia
Raven Stamp from Russia

The Bothell Crows

Thousands of crows roost on the University of Washington Bothell campus every night.
Thousands of crows roost on the University of Washington Bothell campus every night.

I have always loved crows. And recently I learned about the tens of thousands of crows that roost at the Bothell campus of the University of Washington. Of course, I had to go check it out. I don’t think any number of pictures or videos I share will help share the experience with you. It is just something you should experience for yourself. They covered trees. They covered rooftops, they filled up light posts, the goal posts on the field. They flew around by the hundreds. There were literally crows everywhere. After dark, they descended upon the field itself with the lights shining down on them. It was like the most raucous, fun bird party ever. And they do this every night! The sounds they made are indescribable. It was really amazing to experience.

Some might think it is straight out of a horror movie, but for me, these crows are fascinating. I was in awe for hours watching them gather. They met up like old friends and family at the end of their day. They flew in from every direction–from far away. While I was on my way to the campus I felt like one of the crows going towards the great meeting place. It was just really something I cannot explain well enough. I can’t do it justice.

I think I’ve found the place I will visit as often as possible.

That said, here are some links for more information.

  • Crows on Campus (University of Washington page on the crows)
  • Bothell Crows Facebook page (They have their facebook page…they are that big of a deal!)
  • A great video of them (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X98N18-Kp88)
  • The Experience of 10,000 Crows (The Metropolitan Field Guide)
  • A video about the crows made by The Metropolitan Field Guide (https://youtu.be/T6MFRpwiZ7A)

RavenStamps on Etsy

Larry Vienneau Jr. wrote to share his work with all corvid lovers. He makes specialized art and stamps like this one below (please do not use this image without his permission):

INQUISITION II (Raven (bird, crow) Series) Hand printed, image size 8.25 inch x 10.50 Limited edition Intaglio Etching 2011.
INQUISITION II (Raven (bird, crow) Series) Hand printed, image size 8.25 inch x 10.50 Limited edition Intaglio Etching 2011.

You can see more of his lovely work at his Etsy Shop.

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 6 — Last part)

And this is the final part of the fun crow poetry book, Caw! Caw! Or The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM, illustrated by JB.

cawcaw5 (1)

cawcaw5 (2)

cawcaw5 (3)

cawcaw5 (4)

cawcaw5 (5)

cawcaw5 (6)

cawcaw5 (7)

cawcaw5 (8)

And that is THE END. =)

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

_______________________________________________

The Project Gutenberg EBook of CAW! CAW!, by RM

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Title: CAW! CAW!
The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 5)

Now, here is part 5 of Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM and Illustrated by JB;

cawcaw4 (1)

cawcaw4 (2)

cawcaw4 (3)

cawcaw4 (4)

cawcaw4 (5)

And tomorrow, the last part of this book will be posted. =)

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

_______________________________________________

The Project Gutenberg EBook of CAW! CAW!, by RM

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Title: CAW! CAW!
The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 4)

Part 4 of the lovely Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by R.M. Illustrated by JB. If you missed any, see the end of this post.

cawcaw3 (2)

cawcaw3 (3)

cawcaw3 (4)

cawcaw3 (5)

cawcaw3 (6)

The next part of this book will be posted tomorrow! =)

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

_______________________________________________

The Project Gutenberg EBook of CAW! CAW!, by RM

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Title: CAW! CAW!
       The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 3)

And part three of Caw! Caw! Or The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by RM, illustrated by J.B. as promised… (if you’ve missed the first two parts, scroll to the end of the email to see them first)…

cawcaw2 (2)

 

cawcaw2 (3)

 

cawcaw2 (4)

 

cawcaw2 (5)

 

cawcaw2 (6)

The next part of this book will be posted tomorrow! =)

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

_______________________________________________

The Project Gutenberg EBook of CAW! CAW!, by RM

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Caw! Caw! The Chronicle of Crows (Part 2)

And for part 2 of x of Caw! Caw! Or The Chronicle of Crows: A Tale of the Spring-time by R.M. Illustrated by J.B.,

cawcaw1 (1)

 

cawcaw1 (2)

 

cawcaw1 (3)

 

cawcaw1 (4)

 

cawcaw1 (5)

 

cawcaw1 (6)

 

cawcaw1 (7)

 

cawcaw1 (8)

 

cawcaw1 (9)

Come again tomorrow for the next part of this lovely book!

If you missed any parts of this book, you can see all the parts here:

———————————————————————–

This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with
almost no restrictions whatsoever.  You may copy it, give it away or
re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org

Title: CAW! CAW!
       The Chronicle of Crows, A Tale of the Spring-time
Author: RM
Illustrator: JB
Release Date: August 22, 2007 [EBook #22374]
Language: English