Emo Rook Shuns The Group

After a wet and blustery day, there was a break of stormy sunshine this evening as I walked the dogs near Eversden while Will was at band practice (they are already rehearsing for Christmas concerts - yikes!).
A rowdy rabble of rooks were congregating on the low mound of a bare field. I don't think rooks migrate in the winter. I think they were just hanging out together. They kept taking off and swirling and swooping in great packs - just for the fun of joy-riding on the stiff breeze, as far as I could tell. All except for one guy who marched about along the horizon refusing to join the group activity. He wants to be alone. No, he doesn't want to feel the stupid wind in his stupid wings thank-you very much, he's fine where he is.
Yep, I have days like that too!
Amen!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
wow, this is a powerful shot! the composition is perfect too. FAV!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
ha...that made me laugh......nice one!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
Wonderful picture...just perfectly captured. And I like the fact that he's smarter than the others and just marching to his own beat!
posted October 3rd, 2010  
The thumbnail doesn't do this one justice. It's really a great shot.
posted October 4th, 2010  
It was a dark and stormy day.....and this is a great picture of the day and the rooks.
posted October 4th, 2010  
Dont we all!!!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Maybe he's counting to 100, slowly, as the others try to find somewhere to hide!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Nice pic, caption...somedays you just want to stop and be alone!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Of course! He's playing hide and seek. If you look closely he's got his eyes closed!
posted October 4th, 2010  
Excellent composition - love it.
posted October 4th, 2010  
That's one of the advantages in living in this area - you get some great skies like this one
posted October 5th, 2010  
Try saying a rowdy rabble of rooks after a glass of wine or two HA! Lovely words though! Love this photo Helen and Im enjoying the rich browns of the freshly ploughed farmers fields at the moment :)
posted October 6th, 2010  
Love this photo and the commentary. The lighting and composition are excellent. And I love the commentary as much as the photo.
posted October 7th, 2010  
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