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LAWRENCE — Sitting in their station wagon atop a hill in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery on a cold, windy afternoon, Dana Duxbury-Fox and her husband, Bob Fox, scan the sky with binoculars.
They were black silhouettes scattered among a maze of tree limbs set on a backdrop of blue sky. What were they? Crows, and lots of them, and with more to come.
It's an hour before sunset on a January afternoon as Bob and Dana Fox step into their Subaru carrying binoculars and notepads to pursue the massive flock of crows about to descend after a day foraging as far away as Plum Island and beyond.
On most winter nights, 30,000 to 40,000 crows fill Hill District trees overlooking Bigelow Boulevard. It's a loud, dramatic spectacle that obviously brings to mind Alfred Hitchcock's 1963 movie, "The Birds."