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(Daily Mail)   Tower of London's 'queen' raven Merlina is missing. Maybe the Doctor just needs to give her new batteries   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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Xai [TotalFark]
5 days ago  
She's really nice - i hope she's OK

Raven Merlina
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5 days ago  
the ravenmaster was on QI last week talking about awol ravens

QI XL - S18E14 - Series R | QI XL - R Animals (07 Jan 2021)
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5 days ago  
Yep let's keep the deserts full of sand.
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Let's never lets plants grow there. Down with CO2!
 
5 days ago  
Ravens are awesome. Superstition is not.
 
5 days ago  
Maybe she went to Buffalo.
 
5 days ago  

Xai: She's really nice - i hope she's OK

[YouTube video: Raven Merlina]


Some cat is probably using her feathers as a toothpick right now
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Those surveillance drones are becoming more advanced. 
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5 days ago  
Nevermore.
 
5 days ago  
Hope it wasn't Avian flu.
 
5 days ago  
"Twitter users now forecasting doom and gloom for this year. "

Always the first group I refer to for forecasting a nation's political and financial stability.
 
5 days ago  
Gotta go somethings rapping at my chamber door
 
5 days ago  
Quote the raven:
 
5 days ago  
That's so Raven!
 
5 days ago  
Has anyone checked the Plutonian shore?
 
5 days ago  

Moniker o' Shame: Nevermore.


That's what SHE quoth.
 
5 days ago  
The Raven in HD by The Alan Parsons Project
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5 days ago  
She probably just found a guy she was keen on and has been busy shagging him ever since!
 
5 days ago  

ifky: Maybe she went to Buffalo.


Baltimore.
 
5 days ago  
The Raven
Youtube MMQeQzRPiAE

Ravens are awesome. Grandma used to have one that would speak.  It terrorized me and it would attack me and try to bite me.  I would beat it with a stick. Still awesome
 
5 days ago  
I hate to be that guy, but Kate Stewart had the Ravens of Death, not the Doctor.
 
5 days ago  
Hope there wasn't a murder involved.
 
5 days ago  
It's been well over a decade since I read Mallory tor de Troyes. With that caveat, I don't recall them mentioning that legend, so I don't think it's all that important. Now, excavating a sleeping Merlin beneath a strip mall in Cornwall, that would be trouble.
 
5 days ago  

Madman drummers bummers: Hope there wasn't a murder involved.


That is crows.  Ravens have conspiracies.
 
5 days ago  

Moniker o' Shame: Madman drummers bummers: Hope there wasn't a murder involved.

That is crows.  Ravens have conspiracies.


Sure. Conspiracy TO MURDER
 
5 days ago  
As long as they still have seven.
 
5 days ago  

grumpfuff: I hate to be that guy, but Kate Stewart had the Ravens of Death, not the Doctor.


Only a few of us nerds would know who Kate is. Most people have heard of the Doctor and the evil R2-D2s 😀
 
4 days ago  

damageddude: grumpfuff: I hate to be that guy, but Kate Stewart had the Ravens of Death, not the Doctor.

Only a few of us nerds would know who Kate is. Most people have heard of the Doctor and the evil R2-D2s 😀


You've been around long enough to know that nothing is obscure on Fark.

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Not sure what Doctors or evil robots have to do with anything, though?
 
4 days ago  
Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?
 
4 days ago  
You all need dis

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4 days ago  

Raoul Eaton: Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?


Yell at it.
It is goes caw caw caw it is probably a crow.
If it goes brrrk brrrk quark wrrt it is a raven.
Difficulty: Sometimes ravens will also caw. But usually only AT a crow, and with much bbrrrk brak wwrrrrrt inbetween
 
4 days ago  
LabGrrl:
Yell at it.
It is goes caw caw caw it is probably a crow.
If it goes brrrk brrrk quark wrrt it is a raven.
Difficulty: Sometimes ravens will also caw. But usually only AT a crow, and with much bbrrrk brak wwrrrrrt inbetween


Also in the Americas, ask it if it is a common crow. if it says nnnnnn or nuh or naaaaaaah it is a fishcrow.
 
4 days ago  

Raoul Eaton: Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?


Count the wing feathers. That's right... the difference between crows and ravens is a matter of a pinion.
 
4 days ago  

Madman drummers bummers: Raoul Eaton: Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?

Count the wing feathers. That's right... the difference between crows and ravens is a matter of a pinion.


The crows have eyes. And you'd better not look into them.

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4 days ago  
Clara's Death | Face The Raven | Doctor Who
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4 days ago  

OtherLittleGuy: ifky: Maybe she went to Buffalo.

Baltimore.


Game is Buffalo this week.
 
4 days ago  

LabGrrl: Raoul Eaton: Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?

Yell at it.
It is goes caw caw caw it is probably a crow.
If it goes brrrk brrrk quark wrrt it is a raven.
Difficulty: Sometimes ravens will also caw. But usually only AT a crow, and with much bbrrrk brak wwrrrrrt inbetween


I'm not yelling at any crows in my neighborhood.  The crows here are tough and well organized.  I'm pretty sure they eat cats.
 
4 days ago  
Wife and I went to London in 2019. I think she was the one bugging tourists for snacks at the Tower. Persistent critter.
/All corvids are pretty cool.
 
4 days ago  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: You all need dis

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Yes OR this one! Christopher Skaife    The Raven Master.
It's by the Yeoman warder who was assigned the duty of ravenmaster-- there is always one in charge.  Very detailed and fun to read.
 
4 days ago  

lesliepop: Cornelis de Gyselaer: You all need dis

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Yes OR this one! Christopher Skaife    The Raven Master.
It's by the Yeoman warder who was assigned the duty of ravenmaster-- there is always one in charge.  Very detailed and fun to read.


SOrry here's more
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
by Christopher Skaife | Oct 2, 2018
 
4 days ago  

lesliepop: lesliepop: Cornelis de Gyselaer: You all need dis

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Yes OR this one! Christopher Skaife    The Raven Master.
It's by the Yeoman warder who was assigned the duty of ravenmaster-- there is always one in charge.  Very detailed and fun to read.

SOrry here's more
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The Ravenmaster: My Life with the Ravens at the Tower of London
by Christopher Skaife | Oct 2, 2018


I have it too it's on the to read list
*fistbump*
 
4 days ago  
Does this mean we have a new King?  Or the pope died.  Something like that....
 
4 days ago  

LabGrrl: Raoul Eaton: Often I can't tell whether I'm looking at a raven or a large crow.  Is there a way to tell the difference without getting too close?

Yell at it.
It is goes caw caw caw it is probably a crow.
If it goes brrrk brrrk quark wrrt it is a raven.
Difficulty: Sometimes ravens will also caw. But usually only AT a crow, and with much bbrrrk brak wwrrrrrt inbetween


LabGrrl: LabGrrl:
Yell at it.
It is goes caw caw caw it is probably a crow.
If it goes brrrk brrrk quark wrrt it is a raven.
Difficulty: Sometimes ravens will also caw. But usually only AT a crow, and with much bbrrrk brak wwrrrrrt inbetween

Also in the Americas, ask it if it is a common crow. if it says nnnnnn or nuh or naaaaaaah it is a fishcrow.


If it goes caw caw y'all, it's a southern crow
 
4 days ago  
She was a good birb. Christopher used to post pictures of her all the time... He's is going to miss her.
 
4 days ago  

Still Brightfires: She was a good birb. Christopher used to post pictures of her all the time... He's is going to miss her.


So they're assuming dead then?

Dammit
 
3 days ago  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: You all need dis

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Seconded, amazing book.
 
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