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Photo-a-Day  (Friday, 20th March, 2020)

Jackdaw


Jackdaw
Jackdaw on the bird feeder.

Photo: David  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Mick on 20th March 2020 at 00:18

I can never tell the difference between Ravens Jackdaws and Crows

Comment by: Poet on 20th March 2020 at 02:05

A fine photo of a great entertainer. He's no singer that's for sure but the way he struts around , head on one side curiously weighing up the world with that inspectors eye mark him out as a true comedian.
I think of him as a sort of miniature monocle wearing penguin.
I love to watch them up on the fells riding on the backs of the sheep , simultaneously joyriding and feasting on tics and fleas. Yes, Jack goes where opportunity knocks.
Thanks for this picture David, it's made me smile.

Comment by: Veronica on 20th March 2020 at 08:42

That stern look makes him ideal as the policeman of the bird world. We will be noticing him more in the garden these days.
He can be seen watching the little birds shaking the seeds on to the ground, then he moves in to mop up before the pigeons have their turn...but he does leave a few seeds for them.

Comment by: britboy on 20th March 2020 at 15:09

A member of the very clever crow family.

Comment by: Derek Platt on 20th March 2020 at 15:43

Mick, I have the same problem identifying similar birds. This one could even be a Jilldaw. By the way a good photo David

Comment by: Arthur on 20th March 2020 at 17:26

All members of the Crow family Jackdaw, Rook, Crow, Raven and Magpie. I'm sure i've missed some more.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 20th March 2020 at 19:05

Arthur - The Jay is also a crow.

Comment by: Arthur on 21st March 2020 at 09:52

Thanks Dave, I knew I missed some!

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