Upland keeper
Shooting Times & Country|August 12, 2020
Upland keeper
It is striking the extent to which our perceptions of a bird or mammal are influenced by how colourful or cute it is; looks are often deceiving
Lindsay Waddell

When I read the letter regarding the jay on the bird table in Shooting Times a few weeks ago (Letters, 1 July) it struck me just how much our perception is influenced by the colour of a bird or how cute a mammal looks. The jay is a classic case in point. They are a pretty bird if you consider other members of the crow family; however, that does not detract from just how destructive they are when it comes to the predation of other birds, especially songbirds.

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August 12, 2020