recognising dogs and birds

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 20:22

It's not a town vs country thing, you see just as many birds in towns unless you live in a forest or by wetlands or something.

We had sparrowhawks a few times on our old patch. I don't think I've seen a single one in the country.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 20:27

Toby wrote:Image

What's this then? (and don't cheat!)


It's not a crow. Not a carrion crow anyway.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 20:28

Looks like a starling.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 20:29

No. It's a jackdaw. I love jackdaws, and they are quite common around towns. Not as beautiful as Jays, but much more common.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby jimboo » 27 Feb 2018, 20:29

Jackdaw ffs
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 20:30

The Modernist wrote:Looks like a starling.

Starlings look like they are wearing a "wet" leather jacket, to my mind.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 20:31

Another favourite:
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 20:32

jimboo wrote:Jackdaw ffs


Do jackdaws normally make you angry? :)

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 20:33

K wrote:Another favourite:
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A robin that's landed on a newly painted zebra crossing.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 20:34

K wrote:Another favourite:
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Pied wagtail

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Pansy Puff » 27 Feb 2018, 20:35

joklend wrote:
K wrote:Another favourite:
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Pied wagtail


No, it's a robin that's landed on a newly painted zebra crossing.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 20:37

The Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Jackdaw ffs


Do jackdaws normally make you angry? :)


They are bandits, tbf. They're known to steal jewelry to hoard in their nests.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Modernist » 27 Feb 2018, 20:40

joklend wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
jimboo wrote:Jackdaw ffs


Do jackdaws normally make you angry? :)


They are bandits, tbf. They're known to steal jewelry to hoard in their nests.


I've heard that it's a bit of a myth that magpies do that...so are magpies being blamed for the crimes of the jackdaw?

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 21:03

They've been trained to do so iirc. I don't know if it's a myth that they do it in the wild.

Magpies are very intelligent though. Apparently they're the only bird that can recognise itself in the mirror.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby John aka Josh » 27 Feb 2018, 21:05

The Modernist wrote:
joklend wrote:
The Modernist wrote:
Do jackdaws normally make you angry? :)


They are bandits, tbf. They're known to steal jewelry to hoard in their nests.


I've heard that it's a bit of a myth that magpies do that...so are magpies being blamed for the crimes of the jackdaw?





It's been debunked - they're actually rather timid around shiny things.


When a nipper we used to have holidays staying with a friend who lived on site at his school - top floor of an old manor house. The head groundsman had a jackdaw he'd raised from chick, the bird spent much of his time sitting on the groundsman's shoulder. Jackdaws are stunningly attractive close too, with beautiful silver and blue sheens in different areas. They're good mimics, this one could 'say' a few things though I can't remember what apart from hello.
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby Minnie the Minx » 27 Feb 2018, 21:07

joklend wrote:
Magpies are very intelligent though. Apparently they're the only bird that can recognise itself in the mirror.


Well that's bollocks for a start. I know who I am every morning!
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby joklend » 27 Feb 2018, 21:15

This is a nice article about corvids bringing shiny gifts to people

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-31795681

And here I am on a Tuesday night sitting on the net researching jackdaws. The very genius of the internet forum.

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby The Red Heifer » 27 Feb 2018, 21:27

Who the fuck gets angry at people who can recognise dogs ffs? :lol:

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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby ORORORO » 27 Feb 2018, 21:52

The Red Heifer wrote:Who the fuck gets angry at people who can recognise dogs ffs? :lol:


I don’t! I just get annoyed at people who go on about cars and football
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Re: recognising dogs and birds

Postby gash on ignore » 27 Feb 2018, 21:54

Check this out John!



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