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Rook

Observed: 18th December 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in BirdsFenwickfield’s reputation in Birds
Rook
Rook (2)
Description:

Apologies for distant photo but rather nervous compared to town rook's as sadly persecuted lovely birds full of character.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) interacts

Comments

Syrphus's picture

A trick I was taught a long

A trick I was taught a long time ago by the late Billy Murray at Culterty (Aberdeen Uni.) was that when a crow (Hoodie or Carrion) lands, it always flicks its wings irritably for a few seconds, as if they are never immediately quite comfortable. It works - Rooks land and get on with life with maybe only a minor adjustment. Not that you will see it in a picture, but you might see it as you take the picture.

M.

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Thanks

It is freezing here -2c so was fluffed up and that behaviour was noted but I did not know that was what they did thanks very interesting.The photo was not good enough for me to have a good view of the beak.

Fenwickfield

bobthebirder's picture

crow

Also a rook would show long feathering down the legs, giving a "baggy-trousered" look.

Bob Ford