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Postby squirrel » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:48 pm

I saw something really funny on Sunday. I saw a Crow on a telephone wire hanging on by it's feet and doing loop the loops!! They weren't fast loops, just quite slow ones with plenty of swinging under the wire at the bottom, then it would swing to the top and balance for a few moments and go down again, all by it's claws!! It looked as if it was doing it for fun!! I was driving my car down my road when I saw it and started to laugh - in fact I nearly crashed into a parked car, as I couldn't take my eyes off it. Has anyone else ever seen this kind of behaviour in Corvids?
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Re: Corvids

Postby Biker » Wed Jun 04, 2014 10:35 am

Heard of some clever behaviour from Corvids squirrel, but that's a new one for me. Me'be he/she is part of a travelling circus act?? :shrug: :blackbird:
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Re: Corvids

Postby Jacksparrow » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:48 pm

Amazing sighting squirrel . I have never heard of it happening. It would be a good one to contact Springwatch about and see if they can supply an answer.
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Re: Corvids

Postby nuthatch » Fri Sep 19, 2014 11:43 pm

Some jackdaws in the trees opposite where we stayed:

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Re: Corvids

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Sep 20, 2014 8:41 pm

The two in the tree look like Crows to me. :)
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Re: Corvids

Postby nuthatch » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:28 am

:laugh: :blackbird: :tree: :blackbird: :laugh:

I think they're jackdaws :)
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Re: Corvids

Postby JooMoo » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:35 pm

Did anyone see the jackdaws on yesterday's One Show?
They did what they do by me, but on a bigger scale, ie hang out and chat about the day's business :)
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Re: Corvids

Postby greg » Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:18 am

Here's one of our Crows waiting its turn for the bird table. They're well trained now, into the Laburnum, onto the Pergola then on to the table :clap: they are very civilised, no fighting or pushing in. Very patient birds :)
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Re: Corvids

Postby Jacksparrow » Sat Jan 17, 2015 8:18 pm

The Crow is a Rook.
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Re: Corvids

Postby greg » Sat Jan 17, 2015 10:04 pm

Its got a shiny nose! You can see from its head feathers that it has the light on it. I've got another shot of the same one with a black beak, ( can't post it because I've reached my limit - I'll try tomorrow).
This is one of a pair who nested in a tree at the bottom of the garden. I don't think Rooks are as solitary as Crows. :)
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