I thought I'd post a picture of this rook who's always around my local pond. He/she looks old and scruffy but a real character and seems to hold his own with the other rooks(I've never seen it being bullied). Doesn't let his beak deformity get in the way of anything- he takes a while to manipulate a peanut though! I've had many a giggle watching him.
You can see what a scruff bag it is!
This nest was on the footpath- tiny about 4" by 4", haven't got a clue when identifying nests- any ideas?
Regards , Jayne.
Nest...don't know, but others will.
How does the rook feed, you'd think it nigh impossible with a mouth like that...
Lot to learn
I always think rooks look like discarded umbrellas... poor old thing, he seems to be managing OK! Don't know about the nest. Nice photos!
Best Wishes, Rosy
Life should be full of birdsong!
Lol Jayne the Rook looks a real character!! I love the way that Rosy describes them.
I think the nest may be a Dunnocks, or a Chaffinches, I'll plump for Chaffinch, they are about 4" across and the well diameter is about the same as the well depth which is about 2", which seems about right looking at your picture and from what you've said. They build it mainly out of Moss and lichen and blades of grass and line it with hair and feathers. Dunnocks tend to line it with the characteristic red spore cases of mosses and build from green moss and small twigs, so I'll stick with Chaffinch. Some one else more in the know will hopefully be along.
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Weird bill!! It must not be too big a problem though.
Would agree with Birdie Wild as to the nest being a chaffinch.
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