Monday, 25 July 2011

Jackdaw (Coloeus monedula)

Somewhat hidden from view hoping to shoot some brown rats (more of this later), I placed some peanuts on a fence post to see what might be attracted to them. I got lucky when this greedy Jackdaw turned up and proceeded to work his through every single nut – often, as can be seen here, taking away several at a time.

Canon 1Ds MkII, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/8,000 sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500


  1. Marvellous image, love that pale eye and the raised foot.

  2. A super shot Tim. Black birds are never easy at the best of times.

  3. Thanks Toffeeapple, thanks Roy.