Sunday, 18 May 2014

Jackdawcam tragic end.

Unfortunately, in spite of our best expectations the young jackdaws have been killed. Last week there were six young chicks in the nest but today there is one dead one and the rest have gone. The same thing happened last year and it is probable that the young have been killed by other Jackdaws who are more dominant in the social hierarchy. It is difficult for us to believe that this would happen but it is nature's way of regulating numbers. The female Jackdaw brooding and nest housekeeping can be seen at before the nest came to a tragic end.