Crow Patrol

Crow Patrol 2018-12-21T16:29:53+00:00


The Crow Patrol was established during the 2017-2018 winter crow roost season. Dana Duxbury-Fox and her husband, Bob Fox, got the ball rolling
with an expanded fascination of the local winter crow roost along the Merrimack River in Lawrence, MA. They invited Craig Gibson to join them,
and to help with observing, monitoring, and photographing. Many others have participated, and all are welcome to become members of the Crow Patrol!

Crow Patrol: out with 50+ on patrol!

Sunset time 5:36PM; mostly cloudy skies, wind SW 10MPH, temp 39F Crows and Cocoa night with a wonderful group hosted by the Merrimack River Watershed Council; special thanks to Lara Mataac for all of her organizational efforts and also to MRWC Executive Director, Rusty Russell. The turnout was just over 50 people, another record turnout, to watch the Crows [...]

Crow Patrol: Crows in flight!

Prior to meeting the Merrimack River Watershed Council group at the Bashara Boathouse, made a pass by the IC Cemetery to look for staging Crows; mostly sunny skies, wind from SW and temp at 39F. Over 300 Crows loitering in extended area, and on the way out nice looks at a Kestrel!  Here is a Crow coming in on [...]

Crow Patrol: Back to Experiment Station!

Sunset time 5:35PM under dark overcast skies, wind from north at 6MPH, and temp at 30F with wind chill 24F! Out again on solo Crow Patrol just after 5PM, for under almost an hour, with initial stops along Bulfinch Drive and International Way. Crows galore but in smaller numbers, suggesting that this location tonight is only a staging area. [...]

Crow Patrol: Crows and Cocoa, Sun. March 3 at 4:45PM

In response to continuing requests for another Crow Patrol outing, not only for those who had been on the wait list from prior events, but also for the growing numbers of Crow watchers who would like to partake in this amazing avian spectacle, Lara Mataac, a very dedicated volunteer for the Merrimack River Watershed Council has organized an upcoming [...]

Crow Patrol: Boys and Girls Club Lawrence

Tonight, the Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence hosted the Bread Loaf Family Literacy Night from 5:30-7 p.m., at the B&G Clubhouse located at 136 Water St. The youth members gathered with their family and friends to show off the crow art installation and other crow-related projects before the families sit down to work on a new project together. As BGCL [...]

Crow Patrol: end of February

Sunset time 5:32PM under mostly sunny skies, wind NW at 8MPH, temp at 28F and wind chill 20F Out on solo Crow Patrol just after 4:30PM for about 50 minutes with first stop in extended Lawrence/Methuen cemetery complex off of Barker St. Initially Crows were seen in Bellvue Cemetery and St. Mary's; then much larger numbers on the hilltop [...]

Crow Patrol: massive numbers staging and roosting!

Sunset time 5:31PM under overcast skies, with wind much lighter from the W at 5MPH, and temp at 21F with wind chill at 14F....brrrr! At about 4:45PM, started out on solo Crow Patrol tonight, still wondering about where all the Crows were last night? Headed west along Haverhill St. towards area of last night's roost; not a Crow to [...]

Crow Patrol: lower numbers?

Sunset time tonight at 5:30PM under clear skies with late day setting sun, wind blowing from the NW at 16MPH and gusts up to 24MPH, and temp at 22F with wind chill making it feel like 8F! Out on Crow Patrol solo tonight at 5:10PM for about 50 minutes. While driving west on Haverhill St., heading towards last night's [...]

Crow Patrol: shift to Floral St. area!

Sunset time at 5:28PM under overcast skies, with wind blowing at 23MPH, and gusts up to 37MPH, temp at 31F and wind chill at 18F, but feeling much colder! Out on solo Crow Patrol with first stop at Riverfront State Park and no Crows seen on the ground or in flight. Then, onto Eaton Street and towards the Bashara [...]

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