Raven with golf ball

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Subject: Raven with golf ball
From: John Layton <>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:13:26 +0000

While driving slowly along Stockdill Drive, Holt looking for birds this afternoon I noticed a raven flying along about three metres above the ground, its flight seemed laboured as if hefting a load. The bird landed on a roadside timber strainer post and ignored me as I stopped 25 metres away, and through the binos I watched it place a golf ball in an indentation where the top of the post was starting to rot and hack at the ball. I left a couple of minutes later and the bird was still pecking away in vain.

“Golf balls. Nevermore,” quoth the raven. J


John Layton



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