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'Hungry' rook

By brownbear
I quite like taking pics of often ignored bird species, most would ignore the rook as being a scavenger, but they do a good job of clearing up discarded rubbish from the chavs who seem to frequent the fast food emporiums. This was taken in the middle of an industrial estate in King's Lynn. There are a few of them hanging round the local 'chuck wagon' they are very tame, well fed, and in prime condition. Do think he is quite a good example of the breed and has a strange sort of appeal.

Tags: Birds Close-up and macro Rook Wildlife and nature

Voters: lianna, Hardin, Glostopcat and 7 more

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lianna 10 13 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2011 2:08PM
Good afternoon Geoff!!! A cracking portrait shot!!! I think rooks, crowd ravens are all amazing birds!!! Def far too ignored so thanks for sharing x x
pluckyfilly 14 351 33 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2011 10:34PM
these come into my garden and eat all my bird food but its a good head shot
Ray42 12 3 England
31 Jan 2011 7:28AM
These are very intelligent birds the crow even more and the raven even more so - so adapting to a situation is second nature - nice shot
xwang 11 56 8
31 Jan 2011 10:06AM
It certainly has appeal for meSmile, it looks so cute.It's a beautifully captured image. I tried to save a big wing injured crow once last year, well, what I could only do was put some food for it..I couldn't get close to it...
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2011 4:04PM
Agree with you Geoff that they are mostly overlooked, but handsome really!
well spotted and shot
NobbytheNobster 11 33 5 England
31 Jan 2011 4:10PM
Good capture of this lovely bird.
I can relate to your write up, they do do a good job of clearing up the rubbish that "chavs" throw on the floor (something that does my nut in!)
Shame we cant train the chavs to tidy up after themselves Wink
Nice one Geoff.
1 Feb 2011 3:28PM
well captured geoff.ray

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