Beach crows

The beach crows eke out their living by scavenging and foraging at the water’s edge and in the strandlines. They’re just regular carrion crows (Corvus corone) but have carved out a specialist niche for themselves at the beach.

Beach crows are quite happy with their feet in the water

Beach crows are quite happy with their feet in the water

Beach crows spend a fair bit of time picking sand hoppers and sand flies from sea weed that washes ashore.

Beach crows spend a fair bit of time picking sand hoppers and sand flies from sea weed that washes ashore.

Sometimes they find a piece of crab or a shellfish and they'll fly up and drop it on the rocks to break into it - just like the seagulls do

Sometimes they find a piece of crab or a shellfish and they’ll fly up and drop it on the rocks to break into it – just like the seagulls do

Beach crow strutting

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Beach crows

  1. Pingback: Winter wagtails | Newborough Anglesey

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s