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Old 06-13-18   #1
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My garden is adjacent to a field, and I have a couple of crows that use the area as their territory. Occasionally I put out some seeds for them then sit and watch them for a while. They have become used to my presence, but can still get a wee bit skittish if I move or shift position.

2 weeks ago, as I was coming out to scatter some seeds, I noticed a crow feather at the spot where I always sit and watch them. I assumed that the feather had just naturally been shed from one of them as it flew overhead. However, 2 nights ago, there was another feather left in exactly the same spot.

I knew that crows, ravens and magpies sometimes leave objects such as bottle tops, string etc but I didn't realise they could also leave their feathers.

I felt extremely honoured.

http://thewildlife.wbur.org/2015/03/...-giving-crows/ (watch the video at the end of this article!)
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I love when those things happen. I always feel honored as well. I get owl and hawk feathers in the most random places.
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You know Drumwolf, I've had some extraordinary experiences with wild creatures,but perhaps the most powerful for me was, after I fed, tended and spiritually communed with a small herd of deer for many years at my old home, the year I was forced to leave, a young buck whom I (suspect) was one I saw born and whose Mother I tended while she was unwell, left me his antlers RIGHT at the spot where I always came out and fed them. I tear up just writing this.

https://mallowandwhitepine.com/2017/...om-the-forest/


your crow gift is lovely, I have no doubt they are leaving them deliberately.. Will you use them in some ceremonial way, decorate a staff for example?
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Not decided what to do with them yet, but I'll definitely keep them.

What do you do with the owl and hawk feathers, BrigidRose?

Fera: I read your blog article. Stunning piece of writing and very heartfelt. You've got to write that novel!
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I save them... I use a few of them for when I smudge.

I thought about making a dream catcher. There are plenty of DIY's on you tube. For now, they are in a crystal glass with some of my crystals.


Fera, you do need to write...you have a special way with words. You could just put your blogs in a book and it would sell.
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Here's what I did with the feathers:





Here are the gift-bearers. They are hooded crows, so they are not the all-black species that are found in most of Britain. Hoodies are usually only found here in the far north-west of Scotland. These photos were taken earlier today. There is a lamb in the first photo, and the poor sheep here often have to endure a tail pecking from the crows to get them to move away from the free buffet that I provide!





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I save them... I use a few of them for when I smudge.

I thought about making a dream catcher. There are plenty of DIY's on you tube. For now, they are in a crystal glass with some of my crystals.

Or make a Witch's Ladder and no one can accuse you of cultural appropriation!






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Fera, you do need to write...you have a special way with words. You could just put your blogs in a book and it would sell.
I can't tel you how much that means to me - I've been so many years in the trenches of holistic dog care, I fervently want to just teach and write..... thank you for the support.
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I can't tel you how much that means to me - I've been so many years in the trenches of holistic dog care, I fervently want to just teach and write..... thank you for the support.
Oh...I love that...Is that yours? Ok. I'm going to make one. I will post pictures when I'm done.
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Here's what I did with the feathers:





Here are the gift-bearers. They are hooded crows, so they are not the all-black species that are found in most of Britain. Hoodies are usually only found here in the far north-west of Scotland. These photos were taken earlier today. There is a lamb in the first photo, and the poor sheep here often have to endure a tail pecking from the crows to get them to move away from the free buffet that I provide!





Love that DW...Great idea. Hmmm I have enough to make both.
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Such a cool story! I used to have a trio that would show up when I used my forge.
I once heard they were attracted to clanging metal because it meant dinner, as in after a war dinner.
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