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The Rook ( Corvus frugilegus )

By DaveNewbury
Bare, greyish-white face, thinner beak and peaked head make it distinguishable from the carrion crow. Rooks are very sociable birds and you're not likely to see one on its own. They feed and roost in flocks in winter, often together with jackdaws.
Rooks will eat almost anything, including worms, grain, nuts and insects, small mammals, birds (especially eggs and nestlings) and carrion. At the moment they have found our bird feeders, and every day they eat everything we put out , we may have to do some crowd funding to pay for the food.
Thanks to Mike Smith for his much appreciated award and to all the V's & C's on my Longtailed tit Dave

Tags: Rooks Wildlife and nature

Voters: RSK, mike9005, VincentChristopher and 39 more

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Comments


RSK 11 6 Canada
18 Apr 2018 8:18PM
If one wants detail & clarity here you are,excellent portrait shot Dave.

Ron
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
18 Apr 2018 8:31PM
ditto.

Perhaps introduce a squirrel--- some competition!
Mike_Young 14 27 12 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2018 8:43PM
Great close up Dave with good feather detail, I very much like this image, so please have my award
18 Apr 2018 8:43PM
Excellent close up Dave, great detail,
Fred.
18 Apr 2018 9:06PM
Great capture
JuBarney Plus
10 33 5 United Kingdom
18 Apr 2018 9:32PM
Terrific close up
Ju
tonyguitar 9 77 37 Canada
18 Apr 2018 10:05PM
Every little feather in full detail. A smart and crusty old salt. Powerful! TG
18 Apr 2018 10:33PM
Great portrait.
18 Apr 2018 10:42PM
Excellent detail, Dave.

RichardSmile
18 Apr 2018 11:45PM
Excellent, superb detail Dave!
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
19 Apr 2018 2:09AM
Wonderful plumage derail captured Dave.
Peter.
19 Apr 2018 2:20AM
Wonderful closeup having a prominent effect. Well done Dave.
WesternRed.
19 Apr 2018 7:00AM
Excellent birding with a stunning close up , Dave ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile --- Jukka.
ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
19 Apr 2018 8:40AM
You forgot to mention the row they make - we have a rookery nearby.
Excellent shot, Dave.
19 Apr 2018 9:25AM
When looked at close up the colours and textures come through beautifully; a lovely image. Thanks also for the ID notes - very helpful to those of us who get easily baffled!
A wonderful close up Dave, excellent detail captured.
Carol
20 Apr 2018 4:24AM
Would like to see this in mono too. Stellar shot Dave - an intelligent looking bird
Cheers Walt

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