Rooks on the shortest day

December 21, 2013

As we approach the shortest day, the morning and evening flights from and to the rookery become more noticeable. Numbers are down as the flocks have somewhat dispersed but the slow and noisy trail of wind-tossed Rooks and Jackdaws across dramatic and often stormy dawn skies. Their flight lines are less direct than they were earlier in the year. They spread as if quartering the land. Less certain of the food supply. They call to one another – a language which does not seem to change. Pause and watch.

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