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Local Jackdaws

Postby John Pilkington » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:51 am

Increasingly, in recent years, Jackdaws seem to be everywhere in our part of the world.

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Re: Local Jackdaws

Postby Kev74 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 6:53 pm

Very interesting creatures. Fascinating to watch.
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Re: Local Jackdaws

Postby John Pilkington » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:52 pm

This evening's clear skies, following a fairly mild and sunny day, gave us great views of a Jackdaw "murmuration" over my local town at around 5.30pm. With 3 large flocks - the smallest with more than 100 birds, whilst the largest was about 5 times larger - flowing back and forth, they first appeared at the western edge of the town and gradually slid across the sky towards the east, seemingly gathering up all the individuals who had been foraging in fields and gardens, as well as on roofs, roads and grass verges, as they went. Although they didn't join together into one large crowd, the 3 groups stayed within a few hundred metres of each other as they each weaved their patterns against a background of light blue skies and white clouds. Two of the groups passed overhead at separate times, and on each fly-past the air was alive with their calls. Not quite as impressive as a Starling murmuration, but nevertheless an enjoyable spectacle.
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