Rooks are resident in the British Isles and in much of central and northern Europe.
Rooks are distinguished from similar members of the crow family by the bare grey-white skin around the base of the adult’s bill in front of the eyes.
Captive rooks have shown the ability to use and understand puzzles.
Rooks and Jackdaws are often found together.
There are many ruined churches in Ireland. Most were destroyed by the English centuries ago.
This one was near Athenry.