Rook: People sometimes struggle to tell Corvids apart so here’s the Rook, showing its distinguishing feature- bare cheeks. Similar size to a Crow (Jackdaws are smaller and have grey backs to their neck), sociable Rooks also have lovely purplish plumage. We grew up with the saying “See a Rook on its own it’s a Crow, see a Crow in a crowd it’s a Rook”. This is often true though Crows will flock in small groups, especially out of breeding season, so bare cheeks are a better identifier. Rooks eat a range of insects, fruits and seeds but they love nothing more than digging around in a cow pat, for invertebrates, as you will see! Conditions: We are promised snow and sun today. Temperature: Max 5- Min 2c.