Bird Sightings : Hebrides : Rook
Photograph © Debbie Bozkurt
Stornoway - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
2nd March, 2007
Our Rook photographs
- Corvus frugileus
- Gaelic: Ròcas
- WI: Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Stornoway Castle Grounds. Otherwise uncommon winter visitor (recorded in low numbers each year)
Prominent light-coloured bare skin patch around the base of the adult rook's bill.
Loose-looking feathers on the legs looking like short baggy trousers!
"A crow in a crowd is a rook, a rook on it's own is a crow" (A Yorkshire saying)
Rook records in the Western Isles
Uncommon resident breeder (10-99 breeding pairs) in Stornoway Castle Grounds. Otherwise uncommon winter visitor (recorded in low numbers each year)
Source: Outer Hebrides Bird Report (2001)
Approximately 65 nests
On the chart below the darker the shade of blue the more abundant the Rook is during a month or the more likely you are to see it.
(Source: Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist)
Debbie's online photo album
Other local bird photographs
Sources of information for the bird sightings section