Roost at sunset

As the sun sets the air is filled by the chattering and calling of the incoming Rooks.

Their roost is opposite my house and as the daylight fades and the sky turns orange the rooks that have spent the day out on local farmland return to the small copse to settle for the night.

There is plenty of jostling for space and the odd squabble. Occasionally, a passing Red Kite or loud noise will send them all up in to the air, where they will circle the tree tops  a few times before deciding it is safe to settle again.

The rook (Corvus frugilegus) has a variety of ways to communicate with its fellow rooks, from vocal sounds to body gestures, this is all vital to the ‘parliament’ of rooks survival.


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About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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8 Responses to Roost at sunset

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  2. Helen White says:

    Congratulations on your book – think its amazing!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great post. Rooks are wonderfully sociable birds, who could maybe teach the human parliament something!

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