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Mr Jack Daw

By Maiwand
Jackdaw (corvus monedula)
Captured on a recent trip to Bushy Park. Loads of these in that place; mostly spending their time picking the ticks from the backs of the deer. Very useful in that respect I would think. Got rather a malevolent look about him I feel, particularly in the eye. Quite pleased to get this one posing in a tree.
Hope you like him.
Grateful thanks for the generous response to the Fallow Buck and particular thanks to Andy (andychat) Ray (rayme 330) and Steve (sparrowhawk) for the UA.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Birds Bushy park Corvids Wildlife and nature

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6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 10:29AM
Grin Nathan

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franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
21 Oct 2012 10:37AM
Excellent wildlife image Ron.

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
21 Oct 2012 10:46AM
Well captured with good detail in the black plumage, Ron: he does have a rather mean look.
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
21 Oct 2012 10:52AM
A fine image, Ron, his plumage has a wonderful gleam to it, must be using Brylcream Grin. Carol
jdinne 13 16 England
21 Oct 2012 11:12AM
Great capture, love that eye.

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
21 Oct 2012 11:48AM
He made laugh out loud!
That look in his eye is so cocky Smile
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
21 Oct 2012 12:05PM
Definitely a bird with attitudeGrin
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 12:13PM
Great shot, I agree he does have an evil air about him, well captured Ron.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
21 Oct 2012 12:32PM
Thanks everyone.
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 12:56PM
Great image Ron, so hard to get right, you got it spot on.
21 Oct 2012 1:03PM
Nice one!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
21 Oct 2012 1:26PM
A quirky bird, well captured!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
21 Oct 2012 2:15PM
A great pose

21 Oct 2012 3:07PM
Excellent image Ron, love the pose,
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
21 Oct 2012 5:32PM
Such endearing and relatively tame birds, I kept one as a pet for several years as a kid, well when I say I kept as a pet, that's not strictly true, he kept me as a pet and he was the wild one and used to come and go into the house as he pleased.....Such characters!

21 Oct 2012 6:53PM
Great capture Ron,
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 7:39PM
Superb shot well exposed for the blackSmile
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
21 Oct 2012 8:19PM
Caught the grey sheen of the plumage well on this one Ron.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 11:22PM
Ahhh, think he has you next on the list Ron
what a wonderfully detailed shot
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
22 Oct 2012 8:38AM
Thanks all.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
22 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Lovely detailed shot Ron, great eye and a super pose,
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2012 4:52PM
He does have a certain disapproving look - obviously very camera shy. Excellent and fun capture with super detail.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
22 Oct 2012 6:47PM
Excellent capture and pose in a natural environment, Ron. Wonderful exposure of the black plumage to reveal such good textures and tones, fine eye and great expression - looks as though he is sharing a secret with you - LOL
Tibetan 4 3 England
22 Oct 2012 8:38PM
I can never get this amount of detail with these chaps, love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
22 Oct 2012 9:39PM
great shot looks very menacing the way he is giving you the eye
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Oct 2012 10:35PM
A fine shot of this shady character, I like the pose and detail you've captured in the plumage. I remember a pair of these mobbing epzer gary_d when he was sat eating his sandwiches at Slimbridge, when one distracted him the other pinched one of his sandwiches from his lunchbox and flew off with it up a tree!Grin
Hop-A-Long 9 52 England
23 Oct 2012 7:59PM
I love these birds, the colour of their eyes is amazing. Lovely shot.

CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 7:32AM
A very cheeky look!
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
24 Oct 2012 9:11AM
Thanks for your time good people.
rogerfry 11 543 United Kingdom
24 Oct 2012 3:53PM
A very handsome bird Ron, even if he does look a bit sinister -(my first impression was that he looked thoughtful, but maybe they're sinister thoughts!)

I think he looks deep in thought Ray, beautiful shot.

MossyOak 4 22 15 England
25 Oct 2012 5:37PM
Better make this one 51 Ron and get it started Wink
Nicely captured and very good tones on the plumage and an excellent eye.
NeilWigan Plus
6 13 15 England
26 Oct 2012 10:14AM
The crow family as a whole have really expanded in numbers even the shy Jay is now quite a common sight ,nothing shy about this chap.
Gerryrys 4 1 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 10:58AM
Nicely done.

A Booth 14 11 4 United Kingdom
26 Oct 2012 11:43AM
good eye contact, excellent plumage detail in a well composed image.
27 Oct 2012 9:02AM
Excellent exposure, pin sharp, good eye contact and an interesting composition - excellent jizz in this image Ron. A

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