Photo of the Month - December 2009

Jackdaw + Rook Roost - Photo  Copyright 2009 Elizabeth Close

Elizabeth Close took this shot of her local roost site in County Down.  When you look at the number of birds in the photo you can almost hear the racket they must have made.  Elizabeth said the jackdaws usually kick-off the roost preparations with aerial displays.  It's not quite as spectacular as the starlings, but wonderful stuff.  The rooks tend to arrive later in a more stately way, seeming less inclined to balletic moves.  Elizabeth used a Nikon D300 with a 80-400VR lens.

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