The Carrion Crow
The Carrion Crow is a black crow. The all-black carrion crow is one of the cleverest of our birds. They are fairly solitary, usually found alone or in pairs. In flight, the Carrion Crow has a shorter head than the Rook, as well as having slower wing beats. A Carrion Crow's nest is built in the fork of a tree, cliff edge or even electricity pylon and is a large construction of twigs lined with hair and bark. It is built by both birds.
What do Carrion Crows eat?
Diet: Worms, insects, fruit, seeds, kitchen scraps, eggs, small fish and young birds.
Carrion crows will come to gardens for food and although often cautious at first, they soon learn when it is safe, and will return repeatedly to take advantage of whatever is on offer.