Unfortunately for the Thrush it wasn't the only bird interested in worms. Before it could take advantage of its catch along came a Blackbird who chased the Thrush away.
It didn't go far away and soon returned to look for another breakfast snack only to be scared away by a Starling.
The poor old Thrush really did look sorry for itself and after another look round that part of the garden went off to pastures new.
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A couple of days ago there were four Jackdaws feeding on the lawn but they all scattered as soon as they spotted me through the kitchen window. Two of them came back and carried on feeding while I took some photos. Most of the time they stayed very close together and often moved identically. They would both reach down for a seed at exactly the same time. Synchronised feeding!
Those bright, light coloured eyes always look so piercing and intense.
Now this 'hair style' looks very modern and wouldn't be out of place at any night club!
As I mentioned a short while ago I had a look through my Rook photos to see what variations there are in beak markings and I think I have found five individuals which visit the garden.
There is quite a variation with some which make them easy to spot. The one bottom right has a curved top section to its beak so that it does not close completely. The top right one has a hanging growth (skin?) under the beak. Others have wart like features on their beaks. There are a lot of Rooks in two Rookeries locally so no doubt I will be able to spot more individuals in the future.
Finally: Here is a link to a short audio capture of a Song Thrush.