For me, this is one of the most evocative sights and sounds of early spring.
A group of rooks can be known as a parliament of rooks, a building of rooks, a clamour of rooks, even a storytelling of rooks!
… in my soaking wet garden this afternoon,
with a beakful of mud for building a nest. Several visits.
Poor quality pictures because I had to take them through a rainy window. I’ve tried to make them a bit brighter but, although they don’t look amazing, they make me smile. After all, that mud has to be good for something!
I think the nest is being built in a really tall tree that I can see in a gap between the houses behind ours. You can’t see much on this photograph but I’ve definitely seen a magpie flying away from it.
Put some of my clocks forward but not others.
Feeling faintly confused!
Rest in peace.
A wonderful shade of blue, seen in a garden centre.
I’d love some of these for my garden but forgot to make a note of the name. Some research needed!