As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday, 2 December 2019

Video shows group of crows repeatedly 'ice skating' down frosty roof of Cork on Ice

Andrew Byrne Video Editor

A group of crows were filmed repeatedly "ice skating" down an icy roof on Monday morning.

The video was filmed in the early hours of the morning in Cork city as the birds used the ice covered roof of Cork on Ice to slide down.

Originally, the video shows just one bird performing the unusual act but as the camera spans across the roof a number of other crows are seen doing the same thing.

The footage was filmed by Paddy O'Shea on the Centre Park Road before posting the video on Twitter.

The freelance lighting technician told the Irish Mirror: "I was working on the lighting set up for Cork on Ice so I was on site early.

"There was a bunch of crows messing about on the ice covered roof of the marquee.

"I thought it was very funny that the crows were ice skating on the roof of the Cork ice rink."

He added: "We'll have to charge them next time."

The video has been praised online with one Twitter user saying: "They're clever yokes!"

While another added: "Coup for city as Winter Crow-lympics hosted in Cork."

The ice rink opens at the end of the week on the 22nd of November but these "early birds" just couldn't wait.

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