Caught by the River

Matt's Bird of the Week – The Jackdaw

Matt Sewell | 24th August 2009


The least creepiest of the crows, often seen swaggering about like they’re carrying a couple of radiators. His Rook and Crow brothers definitely have the whole horror thing sewn up, but there is something very spooky about a Jackdaw, and i know why…

They are one of the only animals to have white iris’s and like us use eye-contact to communicate with each other. That’s why you can be walking along and a Jackdaw will look you directly in the eye, like he’s reading your mind and make you feel slightly unsettled before flying off. The Jackdaw, never afraid to hold a man’s gaze.

Matt Sewell