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Jackdaw

A rather handsome Jackdaw. 

 

 

Seen in Tintagel 

Jackdaw

A rather handsome Jackdaw. 

 

 

Seen in Tintagel 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 18 Jun 2014, 00:39
Just needs Mum to wash his face for him, Bill.
Bill Phillips: He'd been busy trying to pinch people's food!
  • Hollie
  • United States
  • 18 Jun 2014, 01:49
Amazing detail
Bill Phillips: Thanks Hollie. They were very used to people
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 18 Jun 2014, 04:54
what a great portrait. Great colours and what an eye.. smile
Bill Phillips: The eye is wonderful isn't it Lady P?
  • Chris
  • England
  • 18 Jun 2014, 05:51
These things always look that much more handsome in close-up
Bill Phillips: They are handsome birds but there was a group of them who clearly felt they should be sharing our lunch!
I'd say handsome is a good descriptor, Bill.
Bill Phillips: They are inded Ginnie, but they were after our lunch!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2014, 07:29
I'm afraid Joseph looked a bit anxious when he saw Jack (the Ripper).
Bill Phillips: He didn't seem bothered at all Philine! Too busy eating his lunch grin
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2014, 08:02
Indeed he is, so much more so than crows and ravens.
Bill Phillips: A superior beast indeed Mike.
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 18 Jun 2014, 08:36
I was there the other week, I did not see you Bill.
Bill Phillips: Nor I you. Perhaps it was a different week....or a different Tintagel?
They are handsome, Bill, but a blooming nuisance when they nest in your chimney pot! Great close up shot.
Bill Phillips: Blooming nuisance when you are trying to eat lunch too!
For years we had starlings nesting in the chimney, over the last ten years they have disappeared and been replaced by Jacdaws. Live and let live, but they can be very raucous at times and I have to remember to block the fireplace as they have in the past fallen down and set off the alarm. Good detail in the feathers, I believe they can be taught to speak smile
Bill Phillips: I didn't know that. A talking Jackdaw
He's been digging in a garden it is plain to see. Love the blue eye.
Bill Phillips: More like rooting around in food waste bins!
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2014, 13:03
They are very attractive birds with their beautiful eyes. A good shot of it.
Bill Phillips: They are indeed alan.
Superb closeup, Bill. Lovely clarity; you can just about count the individual feathers.
Bill Phillips: I was able to get pretty close as they are used to people and regard them as a potential source of food!
Very good close-up Bill, the eye is excellent.
Bill Phillips: I am obliged to you Brian
wow and handsome he is... great shot Bill!
Bill Phillips: He is rather splendid Ronky
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 18 Jun 2014, 16:00
Is there any connection between King Arthur and Jackdaw?
Bill Phillips: The red billed Chough ( a member of the crow family ) does. The soul of King Arthur migrated to the Chough after his last battle. Thus killing them was considered unlucky
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Jun 2014, 16:07
Must have been his mother's blue eyed boy
Bill Phillips: Ha ha very good Louis
  • Shane
  • England
  • 18 Jun 2014, 17:01
Pearcing blue eye.....great detail bill
Bill Phillips: Thanks very much Shane.
You go to Cornwall and come back with c-ap like this, you should hold your head in shame.
Bill Phillips: No worse than the rubbish you have been posting
You have captured it superbly Bill. I do love jackdaws
Bill Phillips: I do except when they are trying to steal my lunch!
Yes he is! I love the blue cast you've caught in this. I never realized how "petite" their beaks are compared to Ravens, even Crows, I'd guess.
Bill Phillips: They are a fine looking bird E.
Indeed they are a handsome bird!
Bill Phillips: They seem to have a taste for pasties though!
Superb portrait Bill. Look at this eye!
Bill Phillips: It certainly takes the attention Richard
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 18 Jun 2014, 20:03
Lovely capture, we saw a lot of jackdaws at Fountains Abbey recently
Bill Phillips: I remember seeing them there
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 18 Jun 2014, 21:52
We have them in our back garden Billiam
Bill Phillips: Waiting for the chance to attack
beautiful plumage...
Bill Phillips: It isn't a Norwegian Blue Larry grin

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