Hello Readers, I know we are all busy just trying to stay alive (welcome to the world of many trapped in refugee camps and in poverty), but if you have enough time (and photos, stories, poems in your archive), you may wish to participate in a new weekly challenge.  I am calling it the Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge.  No, the virus hasn’t evolved.  A corvid is a type of bird.  The challenge will come out each Tuesday, all being well (if you know what I mean).

You can participate by creating a pingback to this post and/or by leaving a hyperlink to your submission in the comments.   Tag your post Corvid-2020, or C20WC.  I am looking forward to you joining me.

Here is my first contribution to kick it off.

Don’t Scratch Your Face

I must fly now (very punny).  I have to work out a way to get food to this self-isolating household.  The last plan worked for about 10 minutes.  No wonder governments everywhere are struggling to come to grips with this crisis.  Three cheers for all those government, health and logistics workers (paid and unpaid) who are working tirelessly to keep us safe and healthy.

Stay well.  Stay apart.  Join in.

Kind Regards.

Also linking in to the Ragtag Daily Prompt — Flounder.

61 thoughts on “Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge #1

  1. I think people will welcome an interesting new prompt. I’m a bit muddled, though. Are you going to give us a word or photo, or are we to post something about crows in general. Or will this be made clear in your post tomorrow? (It’s only Monday evening in this part of the world.) 🙂

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    1. Sorry to confuse everyone, Christine. It is Tuesday here. You can post any time during the week. Then next Tuesday (probably Monday evening your time), we will have the opportunity to do it all over again with another Corvid-2020 #2. So it is all about the birds. You can do a short story, a photo, a drawing, or whatever, so long as you get a corvid in there somehow. Does that make sense?


      1. I just Googled the word; this is the definition given: Any of various medium-sized to large birds of the family Corvidae, which includes crows, ravens, jays, and magpies.
        Oh, I would have dozens of things to post on these subjects!

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    1. Thank you, Su. I do hope people join in with their corvid stories and photos.

      Unfortunately not my image. You can guess whose. 🙂 I should have mentioned that, but I just assume everyone knows that the really good photos here were taken by my TL.

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  2. Oh my goodness! What a shot! It’s a very topical blog because today, on a suburban oval in the middle of Australia’s Capital, I saw a wedge-tailed eagle swoop in and kill a sulphur crested cockatoo. The partner eagle was there too, watching from high in a tree with a bunch of small birds like a twirling halo around its head. The hungry eagle stayed on the oval to pluck some feathers from its prey and then flew off with the carcass, followed by a flock of mournfully whistling kurrawongs. I wonder whether the eagles are hungry with the bush so denuded by fire.

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    1. Wow, was that in Canberra? That must have been a sight to behold. Wedgies don’t hunt in forest. I’ve seen them flying around some of the paddocks and parks, but never on the ovals. I think there may be some pressure on their habitat due to urban development. Have you noticed that there are far fewer people out walking lately. This might possibly encourage the eagles in. The city’s rabbit population seems to have exploded so there must be food in these areas. I’ve also seen a number of cockatoos suffering beak and feather disease so it would not surprise me if the cockatoo that the wedgie killed was very unwell.

      There seems to be an enormous number of currawongs in town too. I suspect they may have come in from the mountain areas during the drought and bred up big. I might have several currawong photos to share. 🙂

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      1. I figure the key is to was our hands before we touch our face…because sometimes we just have to! But yes, when I’m out and about, I try to scratch it without using my hand.

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