Cunning Crow

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

This Jackdaw (Corvus monedula) wasn’t shy at all when it came and landed on a seawall above the cliffs close by. It was so close you could almost reach out and touch it. It came even closer, and I thought perhaps it was expecting a food handout, but it had already got its beady eye on a crisp some passerby had dropped on the ground. As nimbly as can be it jumped off the wall, picked up the crisp in its beak and swooped off over the cliffs with it.

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

I cease to be amazed how adaptable these crows have become by the sea. I have even seen them follow the seagulls out at low tide to go and search for crabs and other invertebrates between the exposed rocks and the seaweed.

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

These intelligent birds are the smallest member of the crow family, and they are so devoted that they will form strong bonds with their mates and will pair up for life.

Jackdaw Corvus monedula

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula), Great Orme, Llandudno, Wales. April 2017.

20 thoughts on “Cunning Crow

  1. Super pics Pete, I love jackdaws, maybe because I had one for a while as a pet when I was a kid. Sad memories actually because he came to a sad end in a water butt. 😦

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  2. We have buzzards that seem to follow us at the Grasslands. I joke they are waiting for me to trip so they can peck at me. Maybe my joking isn’t that far from the possibility! 😉

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    • Alfred Hitchcock’s ‘The Birds’, certainly made an impression on people 😉

      PS: I enjoy your blog and the images in your posts, Denise, but as I can’t seem to be able to comment on them I would just like to say how wonderful and beautiful they are!


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