Friday, March 9, 2012 12:14:21 AM
They were already making their presence felt last Monday, and today I spotted more of their activity. When I investigated they were busy going in and out of the stone hole. What was particularly interesting (and raises questions in my mind as to whether the owl is still there, but tolerating them) is that the jackdaws were taking material out of the hole, rather than taking nest material into it. This first shot isn't great, but it's just clear enough to show that the jackdaw has grabbed an owl pellet and is flying away with it. The pellet is the undigested remains of prey, regurgitated by the owl.
One other photo from today. A trio of ducks flying over the pond.
Camera note: all shots taken with the Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.