Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Jackdaw - but what flavour?

This Jackdaw is knocking around Llangefni. It's gathering nesting material so presumably it's going nowhere. It has a bright silvery face-patch and a thin white collar similar to a Nordic Jackdaw. Some Nordic birds seem to stay in the UK so presumably some birds must breed producing intermediate young. Is this a bright Jackdaw, a Nordic Jackdaw or an intermediate/hybrid bird?

1 comment:

  1. Looks good for a 'monedula' to me Steve. It even has the blotchy breast markings which are associated with the Nordic race. There's a bird in the Craig y Don area at the moment- but it's a nightmare to pin down.