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Corvid central

So the birds on the lane this morning included 2 crows, 4 jackdaws and 2 magpies. We do get a fair smattering of corvids around. The jackdaws in particular seem to work together, with 3 taking in turns to keep watch whilst one feeds.

I remember in the 70s in Waterfoot about a mile from Springill that there was a rookery in the trees behind the Trickett’s memorial ground on Burnley Road East. There were seemingly hundreds of birds, making a fair old noise. They don’t seen to be there now but iIm not sure when they left.

We haven’t seen the leucistic crow described in April 2014 since. A pity.

I keep hoping for a Raven. Though realistically they are unlikely to come this close to the town it has been known.

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