Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Rooks nesting at the halfway point of my commute........................................

 I have to cross the very busy A50 as I reach the halfway point of my journey to and from work.
I get the best view of the rookery on my journey home.

 The Rooks have been so busy over the past few weeks rebuilding their nests.
I counted over twenty.

 Big bulky twiggy structures... high up in the trees.




 I took a little video clip to share on this post.
As I have already mentioned the A50 is a busy road.... Cheshire to London before the motorways.
The traffic noise is horrendous so you may want to turn the sound down.
I don't know how the birds put up with it.

 I sneaked around the back of the roost to get these images.

They are fantastic big crows to see.

The closest I got to one was as I returned to my car... not the best image I have ever captured.

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28 comments:

Sandra said...

it is loud and now i am wondering if birds have ears.

Gary said...

Great post Andrew!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

CameraCruise said...

Great post!
That's a lot of nests.

Eva Ason said...

Great post! That's very noisy, wonder how they do it.
A lot of nests there, can imagine that they've been busy. Have a nice evening.

Eva

Phil said...

Idon't suppose they bother too much about us humans Andrew - they have other things on their minds in spring.

Bob Bushell said...

Great Rookery Andrew.

Martha Z said...

With spreading urbanization around the world, I guess the birds have to learn to put up with us or they would die off. We have a Heron rookery between two shopping centers, 175m sq of open space.

mick said...

Great photos - especially the first couple against that beautiful sky.

Fjällripan said...

Great post! :)

TexWisGirl said...

a massive bill! rooks in a rookery. very cool!

missing moments said...

I agree with Theresa! Huge bills! Nice post Andrew!

Judy said...

Okay, so now I know what rooks are...
Big noisy things, with brains! The crows that live in the town where my parents are, have figured out that green plastic garbage bags contain lots of food...

Powell River Books said...

Even with the traffic noise, that must be a very noisy tree. We have ravens here and they can make quite a racket. - Margy

Wanda plain~N~simple said...

I bet those Rooks are just as noisy as the traffic when its quiet! That is quite the bill they have.

Jean said...

Your Rooks are similar to the American Crows I have here. It is amazing that they tolerate the traffic racket.
How in the world did you get those close shots? The crows here are way wary of me.
Hugs!

holdingmoments said...

Noisy in groups, but great to see; and hear.

Carletta said...

And I was trying to get just one crow pic in my yard today.
I do think yours have a much larger beak than ours.
Thanks for sharing Andrew!

Hanne Bente said...

Very nice series of picture you show with rooks.
Wishing you a good day.
Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

The Herald said...

Great post and images Andrew. Impressive nest builders are Rooks...[;o)

cieldequimper said...

I'm so tired I mistook the nests for mistletoe. I'm so tired I'm not sure I want to hear the din! I suppose they have gotten used to it somehow!

heyBJK said...

Very nice! They look ever bigger than our crows. Love the stout bill!

A wondering star said...

Great photos!
They have built their nests like a big family.
I have often crows visiting bird feeder.
Have a nice day!

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Stewart M said...

What great birds they are. We used to have two or three small rockeries near us in Somerset - the seemed to become active very early in the year.

Crow Country by Mark Cocker is a great read if you have not already read it.

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Sondra said...

reminds me of the Raven the larger crow type bird that we have in our western states, it has the larger beak...Great Find Andrew!!

Susan said...

I could hear them squawking more than I could hear the cars. I see those kind of nests here too. What I thought was interesting is how the tree was moving in the breeze. If I were a bird, I think that would bother me more than the sound of cars.

Frank... said...

A terrific set of photos...

Ruby said...

These are beautiful Andrew!!! Splendid shots!