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 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