On leaving Bushy Park I noticed there were a large number of Jackdaws hanging around the car park. These birds along with Jays are one of my favourite members of the crow family and I always stop to take some photographs of them when the opportunity arises. Generally black crow like birds are not very popular and tend to be associated with the sinister, thanks to a certain film by Mr Hitchcock and their carrion feeding habits, but their beauty in certain light and apparent 'intelligence' has to be admired.
I started off taking a couple of potrait photos.
However, it quickly dawned on me that given that the late afternoon light and wind were in the same direction that there was some opportunity for some flight photographs.This photograph was my favourite of the set with the bird forming a great shape as it was coming in to land.