Pet Pica pica

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Photograph by Arne F. Køpke, National Archives of Norway, via Wikimedia Commons.

When I was looking for an image for Tricia’s poem “Maple Bacon March Morning” on Tuesday I came across this one. It was in a collection of images from Norwegian photographer Arne F. Køpke and taken in 1952. That’s all that’s mentioned, except that the bird is a Pica pica, or Eurasian magpie, one of the members of the crow family.

There were several photos of the bird and family, but that one was the best, though this one was quite interesting, too.

By Arne F. Køpke - National Archives of Norway

By Arne F. Køpke – National Archives of Norway, via Wikimedia Commons.

In other pictures it shows the bird perched on Tatt av Vinden by Margaret Mitchell.

Arne F. Køpke - National Archives of Norway

By Arne F. Køpke – National Archives of Norway, via Wikimedia Commons.

Could it be? There were several volumes . . . I did a little research and learned that while Mitchell published 48 books in her lifetime Tatt av Vinden does translate to Gone With the Wind (thank you, Google Translate!).

—S.K.

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2 responses to “Pet Pica pica

  1. triciaknoll

    I tried most of the morning yesterday to get a photo of “my” crows on the mailbox but whenever I lifted the phone up, they flew away. I’d love a photo of one with one of my poetry collections!

    • They are so smart, and wary, it’ll probably take a little while to get them used to seeing that phone (somehow connect it to your bacon handouts?). Don’t give up! 🙂

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