ON April 22nd, 1947, near Muthill, Perthshire, I caught a glimpse, from a car, of a commotion in some rough grassland near the edge of a wood. I stopped the car and my wife and I then saw that a pair of Carrion Crows (Corvus c. corone) was attacking something hidden from our view in the rough grass. One of the Carrion Crows would swoop down, and then rise a few feet in the air with a Jay (Garrulu...

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