A noticeable feature of the last two weeks has been the large flocks of Rooks and Jackdaws (up to 80), assembling on Campfield saltmarsh, around the high tide - obviously intent on the debris, both vegetable and animal, left by the recent high tides.
Our local Crows, mixing amongst them, strutting about importantly in a sort of quasi policing role - as they do with anything that approaches ‘their’ saltmarsh. The Rooks and Jackdaws are obviously here because of the hard ground elsewhere due to the recent heavy frosts. The Rooks probably come from the two large rookeries nearby and the Jackdaws from the local ‘Jackanory’ or whatever you call them.
Glad to know that the saltmarsh and estuary are a good fallback for inland birds in hard times.
8th Feb, Corvids scavenging on the Saltmarsh.
Picking amongst the debris left by the high tide.
9th February, Corvids still there in the mist - joined by Pheasants