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Rook Vanished (1 Viewer)


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Hi All -

Just want to get a general feel of what other perspective on this may be.

My mother found a baby rook - raised it for 12 weeks and had a wonderful bond with the bird. The rook would live in a tree in the garden , each morning he would fly to our back door - be fed and then spent it's time with us all day. The bird was practically with us 24/7.

Last Thursday - we woke up and the bird had gone. Over a week has past and he hasn't returned.

We feel this is unusual behaviour for the bird - as he didn't venture very far from our garden and considered it has it's territory. The bird also wasn't very keen on socialising with other birds - he would also keep his distance. And if any crows got near - he would aggressively deter them away.

Is it common for these birds to fly off on their own accord like this? We wonder whether the bird ventured further than usual from it's comfort zone and got lost? We also thought a cat may have had him - but to be fair this rook was almost the size of a raven - i think he would have likely intimidated a cat.

Thank you for your help -

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