Friday 28 July 2017

Hoddie & others

Hoddie Crows have a bad name in Shetland often stealing eggs in a well organised raid. 

Out of 8 young this is the only mallard young to survive this year in one area of the south mainland with locals saying the Hoddie Crows and herring Gulls are to blame

In the same area only one Ringed Plover chick survived

Shetland doesn't have a large number of corvid Species  with only Rook & Hoddie breeding.
On migration the odd Carrion Crow and Jackdaw may appear but only in small flocks

This young Hoddie was not nervous at all and just sat on a wall with the parent bird watching from a distance.

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