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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)

Diminutive members of the crow family, jackdaws are renowned for their love - and often theft - of bright, shiny objects. Herein might lie the origins of their common name, as 'jack' is used traditionally to denote something smaller than the norm, and also to refer to a rogue or thief. In both cases the jackdaw doesn't disappoint. The 'daw' is probably an imitation from its cawing call, but can also mean a simpleton. Those with open fires may well consider the jackdaw a pest as their messy nests of sticks and twigs often block chimneys, and have been known to fall down them - bird included.






44 comments:

  1. one of the coolest looking corvids ever!! :)

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  2. Bob, lovely captures of the Jackdaw! I love the second closeup shot! Happy weekend!

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  3. They are very naughty. They strip the rubber off my windscreen wipers.

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  4. Velvety feathers!! It is so very shiny!

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  5. Black is the hardest to shoot and you got it, depth and texture!

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  6. WOW! That is what I call up-close!!
    Wonderful pictures of a bird I see too little!
    Keep well Bob and enjoy your sunday :)

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  7. Il a de jolis yeux ! Et un plumage brillant ! Bon week-end ;)

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  8. SUCH a glossy, cheeky charmer. Thank you. Again.

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  9. heel mooi en dan z.on moeilijk te fotograferen vogel.

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  10. amazing Bob ! Merry Christmas :-)

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  11. Wow!!What a lovely bird Bob!
    Great close ups!
    So clear and sharp pictures!
    Great photography!
    Dimi..

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  12. Excelentes y magnificas fotos de la Grajilla,Un fuerte abtazo amigo y feliz domingo

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  13. Beautiful images Bob, especially the second one..it's a cracker...[;o)

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  14. Bob, excellent shots of this knave!

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  15. How interesting. What cheeky little birds :)

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  16. Not all birds are polite, but I still like them. Regards.

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    1. Yes, they are just birds, thanks Giga.

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    1. They certainly awesome eyes, cheers Susie.

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  18. Looks angry)))) Truly angry bird!)))

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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    1. But it doesn't look angry, it is lovely Juliana.

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  19. Beautiful boy ! Called "choucas" for us in France.I love corvids, these birds are very intelligent and nice.
    Sweet weekend Bob, nice Christmas time.

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  20. for a crow cousin, it has pretty eyes

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  21. Bob great captures as usual and what an angry look .

    Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  22. Gorgeous smart and witty fellows! Happy Sunday Bob and have a wonderful Christmas! :-)

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  23. Such beautiful eyes he has. Who can resist the Grateful Dead! :-) Have a beautiful Sunday, Bob.

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  24. They're gorgeous in the sunshine. I like these smart birds. They're fun to watch.

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  25. Beautiful images of this series Jackdaw.
    The second and fourth pictures are my favorite.
    Very well done.
    A good Sunday Bob.

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  26. WOW Now that is close Bob. Marvellous shots. Have a great Sunday and a wonderful Christmas week ahead.

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  27. Hey Bob,
    You've done this very well. Amazing the colors and sharpness of this bird. Wonderful!!

    Best regards,
    Marco

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  28. ⋯ ✰ ⋯
    ⋰ ⋮ ⋱

    O Natal está chegando... o amor, chamado Jesus, nos pede permissão para entregar toda a paz e felicidade que nos são destinadas.


    FELIZ NATAL!
    BOAS FESTAS!
    °。✿⊱。。

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  29. oh gorgeous that bird, dark blue !
    merry christmas Bob

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