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T and Dart

Written by Mark Bramhill

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[American Crow, ML 347128101, 0:33-0:36]

Writer Kira Jane Buxton loves crows — a lot that she’s written two novels a couple of crow named S.T. navigating the extinction of humanity. When she was writing these books, she tried befriending the crows in her neighborhood, and wound up bonding with a pair of them.

Kira Jane Buxton: They’re a dyad, a paired female and male. I name them T and Dart and so they have actually grow to be household to me, T specifically, the feminine.  She’s extremely clumsy. She drools when she eats. She’s very quirky — she used to like to name for me out the entrance porch, after which I’d come out and she or he would conceal and I might should attempt to discover her. After which she’d do a type of bounce scare and come out at me. That was her favourite factor for some time.  

[American Crow]

Kira Jane Buxton: And her accomplice Dart is a really good-looking Crow. He is slightly bit extra aloof. She’ll come proper as much as me. He’ll watch and  hold an eye fixed out for her. And she is going to eat all of the meals and share nothing. And he at all times shares his meals together with her. It jogs my memory a whole lot of my relationship with my husband. He is gregarious and altruistic, and she or he simply needs to eat all of the snacks.

[American Crow, ML 26403, 0:27-0:30]

Kira Jane Buxton: It took a very long time to garner the belief of those two birds. And now we now have a kind of reciprocity of respect. I spend extra time with these birds than individuals, to be sincere with you. I am hopelessly dedicated to the Corvidae, and specifically to the crows.  

Mark Bramhill: Many particulars of her crow-tagonist in her novels, Hole Kingdom and Feral Creatures, are drawn from T and Dart. You could find hyperlinks to these books at our web site, birdnote.org. I am Mark Bramhill.

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Senior Producer: John Kessler
Content material Director: Allison Wilson
Producer: Mark Bramhill
Affiliate Producer: Ellen Blackstone
Digital Producer: Conor Gearin
Bird sounds offered by The Macaulay Library of Pure Sounds on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York. American Crow ML 347128101 recorded by J. Berry and American Crow ML 26403 recorded by R. Little.
BirdNote’s theme was composed and performed by Nancy Rumbel and John Kessler.
© 2022 BirdNote   March 2022         
Narrator: Mark Bramhill

ID# buxtonk-01-2022-03-XX    buxtonk-01
 

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