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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: leatherjacket? Reply with quote

recently have had loads of crows in my garden seemingly having a good feed for themselves.

Took a snap of one and when I zoomed in to see what they are feeding on, it look like it possibly could be a leatherjacket?

What do you think?



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes correct
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank that rook. Hope it keeps feeding for you.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For crow, read rook?
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe you to be correct Guv, a fine distinction and a common mistake. But everyone calls them crows in Ireland, rook is a word that is just not in common usage.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Correct but They are all part of the crow family so makes no odds
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The leatherjackets are awful this year. They are even munching their way through my pot/container plants. I was blaming the weather for their poor performance, until I repotted one. Put a saucer full of the little blighters on the bird table for the starlings - they love them.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take up fishing, Sue. Trout love 'em.
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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2016 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't been fishing in YEARS. Used to go carp fishing - they eat anything. Mmm must tell OH's son he is keen angler.
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Angler's Prayer.

Lord grant that I may catch a fish, so big that even I in telling of it afterwards shall have no need to lie.

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