A quick pop out on a dreary morning to Palm Bay in Margate where after a little
searching the magnificent Pied Crow popped in to say hello. Having
toured the country for about a year now, it was nice that he at last
chose to visit close to home.
This was one of my favourite species from
the Gambia in December and brought back memories of Africa. The park run
joggers were bemused by him watching them from the bench before he
returned to the low tide rock pools to scavenge with his mono-chrome
He stayed for a couple more days before departing for the Netherlands where he is continuing is exploratory tour or Europe. Crows are such inquisitive characters and think nothing about hopping on a boat to poke around before finding themselves in distant parts.
Even our local Carrion Crows on the Thames still regularly hitch lifts on the back of the barges being towed up and down the river from Westminster to Pitsea.
I am not one to dwell on origins. It is a Pied Crow; I like Pied Crows therefore I have seen a Pied Crow...