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Truth & Myth: Crows & Ravens in The Game of Thrones

The sagas of Westeros, known as A Song of Ice and Fire and adapted into the wildly reknowned Game of Thrones TV series, makes frequent use of Crows and Ravens as omens, messengers and atmosphere. The foundation of the stories, plots and characters also draw heavily from real-world mythologies.  How much of this is fantasy and how much is rooted in truth? Here we examine the...

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Emergency Care for Baby Crows

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]It is that time of year again, and the baby crows keep coming! In most cases, crows should be left to fend for themselves, particularily if they are fledgelings.  Before you attempt to rescue a baby bird, consider the following: Is it badly injured or in danger? Are there other crows nearby? Is it a fledgeling or a nestling?   Fledgeling or...

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Akiko Watanabe’s Ravens

Akiko Watanabe was born and raised in Japan. She studied electrical engineering, Japanese art and culture, and English, and became a professional technical translator of English and Japanese. In 1981 she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she and her husband share their home with their large family of rescued cats, who are often the models for her art. Akiko was always interested in art...

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Emi Fujimoto Autumn Ravens

Emi Fujimoto  is a young Japanese photographer and artist with an "innocent" macabre style. Ravens, moons, puppets and cats sparkle across her gallery, set against the dim and beautiful world only her lens can create.           View more of Emi's work here , on Flickr or follow her on Google+: [button link="https://plus.google.com/u/0/103385680316204614182/posts" color="black" newwindow="yes"] Add Emi Fujimoto to Circles [/button] Read the latest car news and check out newest photos, articles,...

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John Cusack & “The Raven

We have news of John Cusack's upcoming film "The Raven" which will be directed by James McTeigue.  Cusack is starring as Edgar Allan Poe in  a fictionalized story about Poe teaming up with a detective (played by Luke Evans) to search for a serial killer who has kidnapped the author’s fiancée (Alice Eve) and gone on a murder spree that recalls Poe’s stories.     Click here for Steve’s...

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To Cull or Not to Cull, Caw Crow Lovers

According to popular media, so-called scientists in the U.K. plan to execute a cull of thousands of corvids in a bid to save songbird populations.  Many of us in the community, which include scientists, rehabilitators and amateurs alike, are wondering when these scientists forgot that crows, magpies and jackdaws are songbirds too. The 'dramatic decline in farm and woodland birds in the last 50 years' has...

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