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Friendly Jackdaw

Discussion in 'Nature' started by klythawk, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. klythawk

    klythawk Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 28, 2010
    Nottingham U.K.
    John
    Hi all

    Jackdaw. This young bird befriended me so much that after a short time it hitched a lift on my shoulder as i wandered round Rufford Park, i felt like long john silver lol. Taken with a macro lens not a zoom.
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    G1/45mm macro

    John
     
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  2. bilzmale

    bilzmale Mu-43 All-Pro

    Lovely feather detail.
     
  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    John, that is a very cool looking bird - love that blue grey eye! I've never seen a Jackdaw, though I've certainly read about them. I can just imagine you as Long John Silver.:biggrin: That is so neat that he perched on your shoulder and walked around with you!:biggrin:

    Very nice photo, too - his feathers look so soft.
     
  4. grebeman

    grebeman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Nice one John,
    BBW, the coverts (feathers the cover the quills of the primaries and secondaries) are still growing, there's one bigger isolated one in the centre of the wing, and that eye will become a penetrating sky blue when it's mature.

    Barrie
     
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  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Barrie, thank you. I figured he was still a youngster. John, I hope that Rufford Park is not too far for you to frequent because I'd love to watch this fellow mature. I'm a sucker for the kind of penetrating sky blue eyes that Barrie has described.
     
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