At Bamburgh castle, Northumberland
On 6th January 2008, in a nearby Oak tree. It spent some time taking off young buds, one can be seen in it's beak. They are adept at making 'tools' to help them get food.
Caught in the act!
On 5th February, a pair in a neighbour's old capped chimney, they seemed to be able to go inside out of sight.
Coming in to land.
Landing gear prepared.
On 18th June I took some pics through my window as this mature bird filled it's gullet with soaked muesli, then collected as much as it could hold to take away.
OK, I'm a bird so I'm allowed to stuff my beak full!
It came as a bit of a surprise when an apparently young Jackdaw came flapping it's wings asking for food, I was more used to seeing dainty little birds do that!
Needless to say the adult bird flew off with it's tasty find, leaving a very disappointed youngster!
Junior discovered, if it tried hard, it could manage to take tiny pieces of food but this was something new to him/her.
Just when all was looking rosy, in came Mr Blackbird riding roughshod.
Eek! I want my Mommy.
Now what Mom, this guy's bullying me!
Don't hurt me, Mom I'm scared.
Hey kid, I told you to butt out!
Well, I dunno what all the fuss was about. My Mom warned me of guys like this, but that was just plain rude!
Oh no he's back, I'm not looking!
Go away you bully, or I will get my Dad onto you!
Jackdaw in Wales, September 1998