Jackdaws pecking at Red Deer Antlers

Jackdaws pecking at Red Deer Antlers

Observation - Jackdaws pecking at Red Deer Antlers - UK and Ireland. Description: Corvids with grey head annd pale eye These Jackdaws were pecking the velvet on the antlers, appearing to concentrate on areas where blood was flowing as shown in the close cropped photo. I am not sure whether they were drinking the blood or eating flie

Corvids with grey head annd pale eye

These Jackdaws were pecking the velvet on the antlers, appearing to concentrate on areas where blood was flowing as shown in the close cropped photo. I am not sure whether they were drinking the blood or eating flies attracted by it.