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By Samabar
I've never shot a rook (thanks to podgod and andywiseman for the ID) before - I never realised just how difficult they are to get close to. To get this I hid in my wife's car with a window open and covered myself and my kit with a blanket - even then the slightest movement would send Mr Rook on his way before I even got my finger on the shutter - amazingly skittish birds.

Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: john_starkey, JustDucky, podgod and 4 more

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john_starkey 6 1 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 11:23AM
That,s a nicely exposed shot,not easy to get right on black,s,


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JustDucky 5 8 Canada
8 May 2011 4:42PM
excellent capture
podgod 12 513 3 Scotland
8 May 2011 5:29PM
Great shot, but I think it may be a Rook with that pale skin at the base of the bill.
8 May 2011 7:05PM
defo a rook,largest member of the crow family,well caught.been thinking of a similar shot myself,but not got round to it!
Samabar 7 10 United Kingdom
8 May 2011 7:11PM
Thanks guys for the ID correction..I have edited the blurb!

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