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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]
2021-01-13 3:34:30 PM  
She's really nice - i hope she's OK

Raven Merlina
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2021-01-13 5:53:44 PM  
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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2021-01-13 6:13:35 PM  
Yep let's keep the deserts full of sand.
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Let's never lets plants grow there. Down with CO2!
 
2021-01-13 6:16:07 PM  
Ravens are awesome. Superstition is not.
 
2021-01-13 6:18:36 PM  
Maybe she went to Buffalo.
 
2021-01-13 6:18:53 PM  

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

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Some cat is probably using her feathers as a toothpick right now
 
2021-01-13 6:24:06 PM  
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2021-01-13 6:25:27 PM  
Those surveillance drones are becoming more advanced. 
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2021-01-13 6:28:21 PM  
Nevermore.
 
2021-01-13 6:28:38 PM  
Hope it wasn't Avian flu.
 
2021-01-13 6:28:49 PM  
"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.
 
2021-01-13 6:40:05 PM  
Gotta go somethings rapping at my chamber door
 
2021-01-13 6:45:06 PM  
Quote the raven:
 
2021-01-13 6:49:44 PM  
That's so Raven!
 
2021-01-13 6:52:26 PM  
Has anyone checked the Plutonian shore?
 
2021-01-13 6:54:21 PM  

Moniker o' Shame: Nevermore.


That's what SHE quoth.
 
2021-01-13 7:00:33 PM  
The Raven in HD by The Alan Parsons Project
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2021-01-13 7:02:39 PM  
She probably just found a guy she was keen on and has been busy shagging him ever since!
 
2021-01-13 7:09:03 PM  

ifky: Maybe she went to Buffalo.


Baltimore.
 
2021-01-13 7:39:19 PM  
The Raven
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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
 
2021-01-13 7:44:38 PM  
I hate to be that guy, but Kate Stewart had the Ravens of Death, not the Doctor.
 
2021-01-13 7:54:39 PM  
Hope there wasn't a murder involved.
 
2021-01-13 7:57:39 PM  
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.
 
2021-01-13 7:58:39 PM  

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


That is crows.  Ravens have conspiracies.
 
2021-01-13 8:02:53 PM  

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

That is crows.  Ravens have conspiracies.


Sure. Conspiracy TO MURDER
 
2021-01-13 8:33:19 PM  
As long as they still have seven.
 
2021-01-13 8:34:39 PM  

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 😀
 
2021-01-13 8:43:54 PM  

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?
 
2021-01-13 8:50:51 PM  
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?
 
2021-01-13 9:11:40 PM  
You all need dis

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2021-01-13 9:18:56 PM  

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
 
2021-01-13 9:20:12 PM  
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.
 
2021-01-13 9:25:37 PM  

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.
 
2021-01-13 9:38:02 PM  

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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2021-01-13 9:39:22 PM  
Clara's Death | Face The Raven | Doctor Who
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2021-01-13 9:40:05 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: ifky: Maybe she went to Buffalo.

Baltimore.


Game is Buffalo this week.
 
2021-01-13 10:56:01 PM  

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.
 
2021-01-13 10:57:31 PM  
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.
 
2021-01-13 11:11:14 PM  

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.
 
2021-01-13 11:13:10 PM  

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
 
2021-01-13 11:15:32 PM  

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*
 
2021-01-13 11:58:55 PM  
Does this mean we have a new King?  Or the pope died.  Something like that....
 
2021-01-14 8:42:57 AM  

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
 
2021-01-14 1:05:29 PM  
She was a good birb. Christopher used to post pictures of her all the time... He's is going to miss her.
 
2021-01-14 1:15:25 PM  

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
 
7 days ago  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: You all need dis

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Seconded, amazing book.
 
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