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Rook During a visit back home to England, I took a trip down memory lane and spent time on Salisbury Plain and at Stonehenge, a short drive from where I grew up. It was a bitterly cold and windy winter&#039;s morning. I saw this characterful rook all alone, sitting on a fence post, perhaps trying to warm itself in the weak sunshine that would occasionally break through the cloud.<br />
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I was captivated by this large corvid - seemingly stoic given its surrounds and the weather. A great obsidian megalith paying homage to the ancient standing stones, not so far away.  Corvus frugilegus,Geotagged,Passeriformes,Rook,United Kingdom,Vertebrate,Winter,bird,corvidae,fauna Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Rook

During a visit back home to England, I took a trip down memory lane and spent time on Salisbury Plain and at Stonehenge, a short drive from where I grew up. It was a bitterly cold and windy winter's morning. I saw this characterful rook all alone, sitting on a fence post, perhaps trying to warm itself in the weak sunshine that would occasionally break through the cloud.

I was captivated by this large corvid - seemingly stoic given its surrounds and the weather. A great obsidian megalith paying homage to the ancient standing stones, not so far away.

    comments (8)

  1. Lovely corvid and wonderful story behind the photo. Posted 5 months ago
    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks Lisa :) Posted 5 months ago
  2. Love the photo, the bird, and your story, as always <3 Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks Christine. I thought these birds were gregarious, so was surprised to see a solitary one. Perhaps craving some 'me' time ha! Posted 5 months ago
      1. Lol, I can relate ;). Posted 5 months ago
  3. From today's Facebook post:

    Ruth Spigelman never fails to impress and inspire us with her gorgeous photos and enchanting recollections:

    "During a visit back home to England, I took a trip down memory lane and spent time on Salisbury Plain and at Stonehenge, a short drive from where I grew up. It was a bitterly cold and windy winter's morning. I saw this characterful rook all alone, sitting on a fence post, perhaps trying to warm itself in the weak sunshine that would occasionally break through the cloud.

    I was captivated by this large corvid - seemingly stoic given its surrounds and the weather. A great obsidian megalith paying homage to the ancient standing stones, not so far away." #JungleDragon
    Posted 4 months ago
  4. I love this picture, Ruth! Posted 4 months ago
  5. Fantastic, I love this! Posted 4 months ago

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The rook is a member of the ''Corvidae'' family in the passerine order of birds. Named by Carl Linnaeus in 1758, the species name ''frugilegus'' is Latin for "food-gathering".

Similar species: Passerines
Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Sep 19, 2019. Captured Jan 17, 2012 09:50 in 22 Stonehenge Rd, Amesbury, Salisbury SP4 7BA, UK.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/7.1
  • 1/395s
  • ISO200
  • 250mm