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At the highest point



aah..  k    a    a   h

..kaah   ..  .kaah

k    a    a    h



at the highest point,

a building? a parliament?

a clamour of rooks?




Coryphaeus, chorus, and

huddled conversations


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Corvus chants

beak and feather

chatter, songs of

earth and sky


“Out of all of them, it has been the corvids, the rook, magpie and crow, who have altered for ever my relationship to the rest of the world, altered my view of a hierarchy of form, intellect, ability; my concept of time”.

Esther Woolfson, Corvus: A Life with Birds


Now playing: Bert Jansch – Twa Corbies

By Murdo Eason - From Hill to Sea

murdo eason / walking / writing / between world & word

6 replies on “At the highest point”

There really is a type of hierarchy to be seen here – there is one at the very top, an observer who keeps watch. And outside of a few rugged individualists all the others have paired up, including a pair at the right, who seem to be having a very close and personal discussion.

I love watching birds – the seagulls and pelicans I see are a never ending source of joy.

Oh, and the phrase ‘bird brain’ I consider tantamount to libel.

Thank you Aubrey. It was their sound that alerted me to them at first and as the camera zoom ‘eavesdropped’ on the group, the arrangement you describe became apparent. Fascinating to watch and listen. Would love to see some pelicans and completely agree about ‘bird brain’.

Wood pigeon
Outside my bedroom window
Every morning
Thinking of shooting her/him
Especially at 6am, but respect for him/her overwhelms
Wood pigeon
Outside my bedroom window
Every morning

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