Friday, 23 March 2012

Daylight robbery



A misty dawn,


 over the rookery.


 The rooks resume construction


of their nests.


One of them is considerably more impressive than the others,


because one of them is a robber rook
who steals the choicest twigs
from his hard working neighbours.
As their nests diminish,
so his grows.
It has at least three storeys now.
I believe he is waiting for them to
install their new feather bed.
Then his dream home
will be complete.

See here for similar nefarious doings:

6 comments:

  1. I thought of those penguins as soon as I read about the robber rook. Bad birds.

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  2. I presume you're considering this approach for your new dacha..

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  3. It must be lovely to see all that building and thieving going on.

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  4. Probably not a feather bed. Probably a Vi-Spring mattress with some sort of luxurious topper.

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  5. It's so hard not to anthropomorphise such birds and feel sorry for the burgled ones.

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  6. Perhaps the other rooks should stage an 'occupy' type protest. That might teach the thief :)
    My youngest and I loved the penguin video.

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