a murder of crows


I just want to tell you about a fascinating sounding program airing tomorrow evening, Sunday October 11th at 9 pm on CBC-TV: A Murder of Crows. Check out the promo video. If you don’t have access to CBC-TV or don’t have a TV, the program will be available later to view online at the CBC site.

I look forward to seeing this program for it sounds like we may be in for some surprises. Crows and ravens are such intelligent birds and feature in so many of our myths, fairytales and legends and yet live around us in almost all parts of the world. I’m quite curious about the very odd term of a murder of crows for a group of them but there seem to be no truly definitive answers that I’ve found. I hope some of my crow-loving blog friends will see this program and give us some feedback!

By the way, the delightful drawing above is by Susan of Adventures, Ink and phantsythat. She has kindly given me permission to use it here. Please do read the story of how Crow met Susan as well as both her lovely blogs.

UPDATE Sunday evening: Just finished watching this – excellent! I learned so much. Highly recommended! But I still don’t know the source of ‘murder of crows’….

October 10, 2009 in Blogging, Films, Other artists by Marja-Leena