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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 one year ago
    1. Glad you enjoyed, thanks Lisa :) Posted one year ago
  2. Love the photo, the bird, and your story, as always <3 Posted one year 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 one year ago
      1. Lol, I can relate ;). Posted one year 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 one year ago
  4. I love this picture, Ruth! Posted one year ago
  5. Fantastic, I love this! Posted one year 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