Crows, Magpies, Jackdaws and Rooks all get a rough deal, they're so often seen as just a nuisance but rarely appreciated.Magpies will always look out for each other, warning everyone when there is a cat or some other danger lurking nearby.The Jackdaws meet up an hour before sunset and have a chinwag before going off their seperate ways. I've always wondered why this is, are they really communicating or is it simply socialising?The Rooks, although sometimes a bit noisy have a very close knit community and especially when nesting will go to great lengths to protect one another.I used to look after a crow that I rescued. Once you get to know them you quickly realise how intelligent they are. I felt quite privileged when, after a while it would greet me with the gentle chuckling caw noise that I've only ever heard them use to check upon each other when out flying.
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