Sunday, 7 April 2013

Cheshire Rarity - A Hooded Crow

Before I go to Grandma's, I want to tell you about a species of crow that has only ever been seen twice at Frodsham Marshes; I was very lucky to meet Bill Morton whilst I was at Frodsham Marsh yesterday, and he spotted and pointed out the Hooded Crow to me.

They are lovely birds, and are very rare in Cheshire, however they are seen more often in Scotland and Ireland.  

Bill emailed us this extra information later on last night "There was another Hooded Crow on Bardsey Island today and a presumed hybrid at Hoylake on the Wirral? Osprey over Widnes at 2.30 pm it must have gone over our heads..."

Off to Grandma's now.


  1. Well done on the Hooded Crow Findlay, needless to say I've never seen one.

    I also enjoyed your previous post and photos. I loved seeing the Gannets, they have such beautiful, distinctive faces I think. Very envious of your visit to Bempton, I would love to go there.

    I hope you have a lovely time with Grandma.

  2. I hope you're able to spot a Hooded Crow once you return home. It's a beautiful bird!
    Enjoy your visit!

    -- Wally (Florida, USA)