Rook - Corvus frugilegus
Bare, greyish-white face, thinner beak and peaked head make it distinguishable from the Carrion Crow. Rooks are very sociable birds, and you're not likely to see one on its own. They feed and roost in flocks in winter, often together with Jackdaws.
Rooks are most usually seen in flocks in open fields, or feeding in small groups along a roadside. They will come into town parks and villages but largely keep clear of the middle of big towns and cities
All year round
Food is predominantly earthworms and insect larvae, which the bird finds by probing the ground with its strong bill. It also eats cultivated grain and carrion. In urban sites, human food scraps are taken from rubbish dumps and streets. Nesting is always colonial, usually in the very tops of the trees.
Common and widespread in Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland as a breeding bird
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