The Escape Artist

The Swan Santuary in Galway usually contains a motley crew of inmates – a mix of crows, gulls, the odd swan and some other birds. Though all of them presumably arrived there in need of help, some of them have the demeanour of repeat offenders. This rook did its best to ingratiate itself with me – I’m sure it would have picked my pocket and made its escape if it could have got a bit closer to me.