Crows, Ravens or Jackdaws

There is a large tree next to the church in Newtyle that is home to at least two hundred jackdaws. Or ravens. Or crows. Whatever – they’re large black jobs. Early in the morning there is a mass exodus from the tree as they head out for a day of loitering, harassment, scrounging and mischief-making. In the evening they all return with much dodging and wheeling and aerial tom-foolery. There is often a large game of tag with the starlings from the tree in the neighbours garden and then they all settle down for the night. These two images were shot one evening as they all returned to roost.

Flying Home
Flying Home
Crows, Jackdaws?
Crows, Jackdaws?

2 thoughts on “Crows, Ravens or Jackdaws”

  1. Rooks. More likely to be rooks. “If you see a flock of crows, they’re rooks”, as I was always told. Not sure whether that applies in Scotland, mind you.

  2. Gosh, you have to admire the wisdom of the ancients. Back when people had time to sit and look and watch and see the world go by they generally got it right. Nowadays we just about manage to squeeze in a Wikipedia search to find the answer. If we remember…
    Would a rook make a nest in your chimney pot?

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