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Image Taken on 28 Feb 2016 at 13:48    Image of day on 30 Mar 2016

Is this Jackdaw taking advantage of the pre-occupied Grey Squirrel for a little revenge for how often bird can't get near the nuts?
A few minutes later it looked like the Squirrel was still 'in possession'.

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Image Taken on 14 May 2014 at 06:49    Image of day on 05 Jul 2014

A Jackdaw collecting material for the nest - a 'top-up' or 'comfort' selection judging by the small pieces

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Image Taken on 03 Apr 2011 at 09:54    Image of day on 03 May 2011

Jackdaw carrying soft stuff for a nest somewhere, possibly a nest we have since spotted high in a 100 year old Black Poplar.

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Image Taken on 30 Mar 2008 at 10:13    Image of day on 18 Apr 2008

A pair of Jackdaws have taken over an old Magpie nest in the Hawthorn trees about 5 metres from the house and are 'refurbishing' it - i.e. adding even more sticks. We rather like the stark gargoyle-esque silhouette.

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Image Taken on 13 Apr 2013 at 06:36    Image of day on 23 May 2013

A jackdaw collecting dead twigs and strips of bark for the nest

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Image Taken on 30 Nov 2014 at 12:26    Image of day on 18 Jan 2015

A solitary Jackdaw arrived and started bothering the kestrel who started to fly off to the South. The Jackdaw followed, making Lunges at the Kestrel. About a third of a mile away they were still at it when we caught this sequence of them both diving to ground but levelling out before a collision with the trees.

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Image Taken on 18 Apr 2017 at 06:47    Image of day on 09 Jun 2017

A pair of Jackdaws seem to have decided that it is time to get their nest underway. Over 2 days we caught several images of twigs being collected at the woodland site and the tree stump (about 10m apart) of which this is a sample in the order Top left > Right > Bottom Left > Right.
Unlike Rooks, which seem to prefer living twigs they break off, Jackdaws seem to pick up quite large pieces of already fallen wood.

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Image Taken on 20 Mar 2014 at 16:40    Image of day on 02 May 2014

"Dare I nip in and grab it?"
Actually Corvids (which include Jackdaws and Rooks) generally co-exist peacefully with Pheasants.

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Image Taken on 01 Jul 2013 at 18:22    Image of day on 14 Aug 2013

The parent jackdaw on the right collected a large lump of peanut butter and corn mix from the side of the post, and spent several seconds sticking into the craw of this ever demanding youngster.

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Image Taken on 01 Mar 2014 at 16:32    Image of day on 11 Apr 2014

This Jackdaw, first to arrive at the fresh arrival of food, is spoilt for choice. Enjoy the wonderful details of the feathers underneath the wing.

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Image Taken on 26 Nov 2010 at 09:58    Image of day on 12 Jan 2011

Unexpected moment of the week, a jackdaw has a small rodent in its beak. Out of the original frame we saw a few more jackdaws were intent on relieving this bird of its catch (or already stolen prize!) and the action disappeared behind trees where we were aware of aerial gymnastics but have no idea what happened.

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Image Taken on 08 Jul 2008 at 19:11    Image of day on 21 Jul 2008

Jackdaws are powerful flyers and this moment seemed to capture some of it.

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Image Taken on 21 Apr 2014 at 12:19    Image of day on 16 Jun 2014

A Jackdaw carrying a load of nesting material to its nest hidden in one of the conifers. Accurate montage at probably about 4 fps.
We can locate the hidden nests from the heap of discarded twigs on the ground beneath!

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Image Taken on 30 Apr 2016 at 07:26    Image of day on 04 Jun 2016

A Jackdaw flew across our path carrying a wad of soft brown material in the beak.

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Image Taken on 28 Apr 2008 at 17:52    Image of day on 12 May 2008

We at first thought the beak contained something rather unfortunate, but it seems to be a piece of waste fruit.

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Image of day on 04 Apr 2005

The jackdaws are busy building nests as well.

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Image Taken on 02 Sep 2010 at 16:20    Image of day on 22 Oct 2010

A Hobby arrived pursued by a couple of jackdaws for an extended aerial dogfight tracking round the area. Here the jackdaw was closing in on the Hobby.

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Image Taken on 02 Sep 2010 at 16:21    Image of day on 22 Oct 2010

Finally the Hobby had enough and got the advantage - they really were this close. The encounter drifted off to the East and we lost them in the haze.

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Image Taken on 30 Apr 2016 at 07:26    Image of day on 04 Jun 2016

The Jackdaw unexpectedly landed on an 11kV power line right in front of us and we could see that the load was probably animal hair to provide comforts to the nest, wherever it might be.

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Image of day on 07 Apr 2005

Jackdaw pretending to be a gargoyle?

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