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This is a piebald jackdaw, spotted on the common near my home, with a 'normal' one. Sorry he's a bit far away, but every time I got closer he flew further off.

Posted at 31st Mar 2012 - 11:05AM   Posted by Faith   Bird of the Day Comments: 5

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Fennie's Avatar A noisy race of quarrelsome folk that think they can move into people's houses and throw out the cavity wall insulation, tear down the sofits and peel the exterior coverings from the eaves. And then come half out of the hole they have made and give you a dirty look for daring to look up at their depredations.

I want to say 'shoo, shoo. Go away you naughty people!' but they would take not notice and just go on scrambling about on top of the ceilings and staring with their blue eyes. So if someone has thrown a can of paint at one of them, so much the better.

Posted by: Fennie on 31st Mar 2012 at 02:09PM

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Arosebyanyothername's Avatar I love them! I like their cheeky confidence and opportunism.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 31st Mar 2012 at 03:12PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar I like corvids of all varieties especially Hooded Crows and Ravens, there's something a bit spooky about the icy blue eyes of Jackdaws though.
Love the piebald chap, very dapper outfit!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 31st Mar 2012 at 03:42PM

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Faith's Avatar I am fond of jackdaws since I rescued Hugo from an oily grave -



HUGO'S STORY STARTS HERE

And continues

HERE

Posted by: Faith on 1st Apr 2012 at 11:11AM

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Westerwitch's Avatar I love Jackdaws too - wondering if the other Jackdaws pick on the piebald - birds don't usually like ones that are different to the rest.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 1st Apr 2012 at 12:35PM

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