Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
Species
Carrion Crow (Corvus corone). Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on January 31st 2010.
Taken at Farmoor, Oxon., on January 31st 2010.
(1/200th sec at f14. Click image for larger version. © David Hastings)

Description

L: 44 - 51 cm; WS: 84 - 100 cm

The Carrion Crow is an all-black bird. The closely-related Hooded Crow has been split off as a separate species.

Carrion Crows can be found in England, Wales and southern Scotland. They are absent from Ireland.

They live in a variety of habitats, from the centre of cities to upland moorlands, and from woodlands to seashore. They build nests in tree crowns.

Carrion Crows are fairly solitary, usually found alone or in pairs.

There are about 1 million breeding territories in the UK.

Sightings

22-May-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
20-May-2018 : Pewsey Downs NNR, Wilts
18-May-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (1)
17-May-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon
15-May-2018 : Lardon Chase, Berks (2)
15-May-2018 : Cholsey Marsh, Oxon (1)
13-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
11-May-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
09-May-2018 : Rodborough Common, Glos (2)
07-May-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
05-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys (2)
04-May-2018 : Elan Valley, Powys
04-May-2018 : Cors y Llyn NNR, Powys
03-May-2018 : Gwenffrwd-Dinas, Ceredigion
01-May-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
22-Apr-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
21-Apr-2018 : Aston Rowant NNR, Oxon
19-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
19-Apr-2018 : Aston Upthorpe Downs, Oxon
16-Apr-2018 : Dry Sandford Pit, Oxon
15-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
10-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
05-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
03-Apr-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
01-Apr-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6+)
29-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)
26-Mar-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
25-Mar-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (2)
21-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4+)
04-Mar-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Feb-2018 : Sandford Brake, Oxon
24-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon
23-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
15-Feb-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (6)
12-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon
05-Feb-2018 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)
04-Feb-2018 : Radley Lakes, Oxon (2)
30-Jan-2018 : Otmoor, Oxon
28-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
25-Jan-2018 : University Parks, Oxford, Oxon
06-Jan-2018 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
01-Jan-2018 : Bagley Wood, Oxon (2)

19-Sep-2017 : Portland Bill, Dorset (20+)
22-Jan-2017 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
02-Jan-2017 : Standlake Common, Oxon (1)

04-Jan-2016 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon

22-Mar-2015 : Otmoor, Oxon
02-Jan-2015 : Thrupp Lane, Radley, Oxon (1)

01-Aug-2014 : Leighton Moss, Lancashire (2)
04-May-2014 : Y Clywd, Ceredigion
15-Mar-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon
22-Feb-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (2)
16-Jan-2014 : Hinksey Lake, Oxford, Oxon (2)
02-Jan-2014 : Farmoor Reservoir, Oxon (4)