Rooks (Series 1)

The rooks in Series 1

The Rooks are a group of birds who appear in the books and the TV series. They are first encountered by the Farthing Wood animals in a copse on the journey to White Deer Park. The rooks welcome the animals and invite them to an evening of singing before the animals head off to continue their journey.

In the books Tawny Owl returns to the copse on his quest to find a mate, but none of the rooks recognise him and they see him as a threat to their young chicks, so Owl is forced to leave. He later returns to the copse only to discover that the hurricane has blown down many of the trees and the rooks are flying around in disarray, unable to understand what has happened. In the TV series Owl only meets three rooks at the copse who tell her she'll never find a mate because she "hasn't a warm heart". When she returns to the copse she is informed by the Moth-Eaten Rook that all the other rooks have been killed except one small chick, which he now has to take care of himself.

Minor characters from the TV series
Series 1
Baby FieldmiceBaby NewtBaby RabbitsBarn OwlBetsy GriggsBrunoCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterMrs FieldmouseMrs HedgehogMrs HareMrs NewtMrs PheasantMrs RabbitMrs ShrewMrs SquirrelMrs VoleNewtPheasantPikeRabbitRooksShrewShrikeSquirrelThrushTomTom GriggsVole
Series 2
BounderCatCrowDreamerEdible FrogsLeveretMatelessPaddockPoachersRanger's sisterRed SquirrelsStoat
Series 3
HareBatsButchColonel DonkFarmyard PigFarthinghurst OwlFarthinghurst RookJeffLairdMoth-Eaten RookNatPigletRobinScraggSheepSootyTerrapinsWild BoarWildcatsWoodpecker
Minor characters from the book series
The Animals of Farthing Wood
Barn OwlBetsy GriggsCarpFieldmouseHareHedgehogHorseHunting MasterJackLeveretLizardMrs HareMrs PheasantMrs VolePheasantPikeRabbitRooksSquirrelShrikeTom GriggsVole
In the Grip of Winter
Edible FrogsGinger CatPaddockPoachersStoat
Fox's Feud
BlazeDreamerMirthfulRanger's cousinRusset
The Fox Cub Bold
The Siege of White Deer Park
HuskyPaceRustyThe BeastTrip
In the Path of the Storm
Battle for the Park