The science continues dear reader. Hardcore ornithological science. I am in the frontline of the edge of the forefront of major scientific breakdown.
Normal modus operandi. I eat apple. I throw core onto foreshore to entice crow. But you guessed that bit.
Crow takes apple. Pecks at it.
A gull finds it.
My interim conclusion is that crows kind of like apples unless their mates are about when they would rather fart about in the sky with them.