Whilst walking my dog the other morning, I saw a dead rook by the path bordering a field and thought I'd move it before a dog or child found it. I put it in the middle of the field and as I was walking back to the path I heard a raucous cawing. Looking up, a flock of rooks was wheeling round in the air above the unfortunate corpse. Never having seen this behaviour before, it reminded me of elephants who come to investigate the death of one of their own kind. I know corvids are highly intelligent as are elephants. Has anyone else witnessed this type of behaviour in birds?
This beautiful bird is a frequent visitor to the meadow but we haven't managed to get a video of the female yet
Preparing for the rut
Practising for the rut. Wonderful footage captured by a trail camera at night in one of our village gardens.
This cheeky chappie landed on my patio, made his way through the open door into the kitchen, investigated the dining room then flew from one perch to another in the sitting-room. He spent a little while surveying the scene, left a small deposit then left through an open window. What a charming visitor!