Saturday, 2 January 2016

Rooks (?) atop the Town Hall

On the very top of the cupola of Hyde Town Hall is a spike to which a lightning conductor is attached. It is also used by rooks as a temporary perch.

As soon as this one rook flew off two more came and perched there. I think they may have been pausing to get a closer view of the tattered flag flying from the flagpole.

It has been suggested that these are jackdaws rather than rooks but I am not fully convinced.

A contribution to
The Weekend in Black and White;
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters.


  1. Like a station terminal for birds. All change here please...

  2. The best photos are often the simplest.

  3. Neat cupola and great photos!

    Wishing you a Happy and Healthy New Year ^_^

  4. Wonderful! I agree with Gemma -- a station terminal -- check in here! Happy Critter Day and Happy New Year!

  5. Great shots of your rook, they have a little spot to hang onto there. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  6. Whatever the bird, it's a fine shot!

  7. Of course it is made for them!

  8. Wow...they seriously need to replace that flag! Love the way the rooks look against the sky!


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