Western Jackdaw.

Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the early 1990s. The reason for picking this Thursday’s subject was my recent contribution to the Tuesday Photo Challenge.

I was photographing garden birds using a shed as a hide (blind). One of the species I photographed was the Western Jackdaw (Coloeus monedula) that nested in the chimneys of local houses. Except that when the photo was taken they were simply called Jackdaw and the scientific name for them was Corvus monedula.

I know that I have written previously about scientific research causing species to be reclassified. In this case both the common English name and the scientific name have been changed.

The photo was later used in a field guide to European garden wildlife.

Western Jackdaw on washing line post.

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