One Wild Winter – Visit a rook roost

rook-roost-1Went into sensory overdrive this evening down at the rook roost at RSPB Northward Hill reserve, one of the locations for BBC’s Winterwatch.

After several days when we all seem to withdraw indoors I revelled in the march across the darkening marshes. In the great rasping sleepy hush of the birds, a single silver star and a tawny calling in late winter hopefulness. The loss of the light, a rosy sunset. A winter wildness far from the overheated fug of living rooms.

See the country’s largest rook roost below

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3 thoughts on “One Wild Winter – Visit a rook roost

  1. I love your film clip of the rooks. I have a rook roost opposite my house (nowhere near as many as this though). They gather on the wire over the garden at first light and in the evening before going to the roost.

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