There are two Rookeries that I know of in the village. This one can be seen from the cricket field where we walk most afternoons. It is less than a quarter of a mile from my garden so you can see why so many corvids visit here.
Later in the year, when they start raising their broods I will take a different route so I can get closer.
This photo was taken with my old Pentax Optio. Only 3.2 mega-pixels with a 3X optical zoom but small enough to put in a shirt pocket. I don't use it a lot as it eats batteries but now I've got into the habit of taking them out when the camera is not is use.