I beat you to it. Sent Tue 21-Apr-20 11:47 AM And so have some others.
Some awkward comment on a global crisis. I had been waiting for an opportunity to write a message like this when I did see a reasonable size flock of ravens
about 3 weeks ago whilst driving in Tuggeranong. I don’t know which species. I thought will I / won’t I make the pun. I am sort of surprised no one else has. So now the opportunity has arisen from the other hemisphere (the email bird chat line in Los Angeles
From: Philip Veerman [
Sent: Tuesday, 21 April, 2020 10:51 AM To: Subject: RE: [LACoBirds] PANDEMIC
I have been thinking of writing almost the same message from home in Canberra, Australia. Trouble is we have two species of Corvus in Canberra. The Australian
Raven almost never associates in flocks, so we would rarely get 19. The Little Raven (less common here and a migrant) typically moves in large flocks and so counting 19 (honestly) would be difficult.
On Behalf Of Irwin Woldman via groups.io
Sent: Tuesday, 21 April, 2020 7:03 AM
Subject: [LACoBirds] PANDEMIC
Today I had a "murder" of crows fly over my 3rd floor condo unit. I counted and found 19 birds in that flock. Does this "CORVID 19" constitute another pandemic
arising of avian origin?
Stay well, safe and keep laughing.
From: Isobel Crawford [
Sent: Wednesday, 6 May, 2020 12:53 PM To: Davey Chris
Cc: List Mailing
Subject: Re: [canberrabirds] re Little Ravens
P.S. I’ve been seeking an opportunity to say that for a few months now.
On 6 May 2020, at 12:18 PM, Chris Davey <> wrote:
Nineteen Little Raven flying high heading north-west over my place in Holt at 12:15 today.