Western Jackdaw
Corvus monedula
 (L 14.5" WS 29" Wt 7 oz)
Aarhus
13June2006
Ribe
08June2006
The Jackdaw sat on the Cardinal‘s chair!
Bishop and abbot and prior were there;
Many a monk and many a friar,
Many a knight and many a squire,
With a great many more of lesser degree,
In sooth a goodly company;
And they served the Lord Primate on
bended knee.
Never, I ween,
Was prouder seen,
Read of in books, or dreamt of in dreams,
Than the Cardinal Lord Archbishop of
Rheims!
    (The Jackdaw of Rheims by Richard Harris
Barham 1788-1845)
The crow is a pretty bird when
the jackdaw is not present.
    (Proverb)
On the roof for some it predicts a new
arrival...for others an omen of death.