The Kite and the Crow

Kite and Crow

“Behold the soaring crow and kite
Emblazoned in their woodland flight
Plumed in totem black and red
As if both heart and night had bled
Elemental sprites of air
To make poor humans stop and stare.”

The photograph above shows a crow and a red kite of Argaty, this being one of the first sites that was chosen for the reintroduction of this wonderful species in the UK after it was wiped out for being a purported “threat” to game and livestock. These creatures have a wingspan of 5 feet, but they tip the scales at less than 2 kilograms, which means they can’t take prey bigger than a baby rabbit.

Photograph and accompanying text by kind permission of Neil (Red Raven) of Awen Photos. Verse by Dennis Price.

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3 Responses to The Kite and the Crow

  1. eternalidol says:

    “The swooping kite and surging crow
    Attain those heights we cannot know:
    Thus we regard with envious eye
    Their frolics in the lonely sky.”

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  2. Great picture! Wonderful words.
    I always try to stop, stare and admire whenever I see a red kite floating through the sky. So happy they seem to be thriving again.

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    • eternalidol says:

      Thank you very much for this, Bart, and I’m sure my friend Red Raven will be very pleased to hear what you have to say as well. I must admit I didn’t know about the plight of these creatures until I saw the photo and learned more about them, while it makes me wonder about the mentality of the low-lives who exterminated them in the first place.

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