Welcome to Week 9 of my Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge. Corvids are birds belonging to the Corvidae family, encompassing ravens, crows, magpies, jays and nutcrackers. So peruse your corvid photo, poetry, music and story archives and join the challenge.
You can participate in the Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge by creating a pingback to this post (my pingback approval settings are set up for manual approval, so it may take a little while for your pingback to appear) and/or by leaving a hyperlink to your submission in the comments. Tag your post Corvid-2020 or C20WC. I really do hope you will join in.
Those of my readers that have been tagging along on this challenge will know that ravens and crows are the only corvids in Australia, and in my small part of Australia, the predominant species is the Australian raven. I suppose you are all sick of hearing about the antics of the ravens I have been stalking? Well have no fear, there’s caw! Now for a few words and a few photos.
Eye Of The Beholden
as mind frays, solace can be found in
word games and flights of fancy
an interest shared, pleasure and pain
the black feather brings change, and caught
in the metamorphosis, we have each other
young and young at heart
In the photos below, a young raven has been caught in the moment of change from juvenile to adult. One side of the face has the dark brown eye of a younger bird. On the other side, you can see the white/blue rim of the adult eye forming. (Click on images to enlarge.)
I would like to thank everyone who contributed to last week’s challenge. The frustration and the fun is infectious (groan). Check out these lovely posts if you haven’t already.
(Britta, if you are reading, I cannot comment on your posts. I’m still reading though.)