Friday, 3 March 2017

Hooded Crow - Alicehead Road

A surprise this morning to hear that a Hooded Crow had been present for a couple of days around Alicehead Road and Cullumbell Lane, Uppertown. I couldn't get there until this afternoon but soon located it, in the constant rain. It was feeding loosely with a group of around 30 Carrion Crows in a sheep field.
Although it was once a fairly regular visitor to Derbyshire it has become much rarer during the last couple of decades to the extent that the last record in the County appears to be in 2007. The reduction in numbers which has been seen throughout England is though to be linked to northern populations becoming less migratory. 

Hooded Crow

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