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Observed: 4th August 2009 By: lpearcelpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birdslpearce’s reputation in Birds
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

Not that commom in the North West Highlands, this was in Ullapool harvestly holiday makers fish suppers.

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They seem more local that most other corvids - you either see quite a few in an area or none at all.


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Definately a jackdaw. Traditionally, these birds are considered vane, the Ancient Greeks thought if you put out a dish of oil jackdaws would stare at thier reflection until they fell in and drowned. They are also considered serial kleptomaniacs.

However, Elias Owen in his 1896 book, Welsh Folklore, says the Welsh concider them to be innocent, based on their nesting on Churches. An old Welsh saying is:

"I have no more knowledge of the fact than the devil has of the jackdaw"

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