Crow Patrol

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The Crow Patrol was established during the 2017-2018 winter crow roost season. Craig Gibson, 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 spent over 160 observation nights during the winter of 2018-2019 observing, monitoring, documenting, and photographing the amazing crows. Many others have participated, and all are welcome to become members of the Crow Patrol!

Crow Patrol: Dec 2018 Pellet Analysis

In early December 2018, the truck depot parking lot along South Canal St. in Lawrence, MA provided ample opportunity to collect ejected pellets from the wintering American and Fish Crows. Each morning, the Crows left behind cast pellets from the night before. From Birds of North America, we learn that Crows casts pellets throughout the day and overnight in [...]

Young Fish Crows at the Roost!

Sunset time 8:07PM under partly cloudy skies, light wind, and temp at 57F. Out taking night time cityscape photos on the Duck Bridge in Lawrence, and just happened to encounter over 250 Fish Crows staging at the very west end of the Riverwalk Apartments building rooftops. The Crows were then seen moving into the final roost in the tress along [...]

Prof. John Marzluff to speak at library: Andover, MA

Professor John Marzluff: Gifts of the Crow Prof. Marzluff will speak at Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:00pm at Memorial Hall Library. Memorial Hall is the public library for the Town of Andover, Massachusetts. Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate [...]

May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Crow Patrol, In the Company of Corvids|0 Comments

Museum Open House: Recent exhibition about crows at the Essex Art Center

Museum Open House features and highlights many of the outstanding museums and art centers throughout the state. The main purpose of each program is to inform viewers about current and upcoming exhibits, various programs, resources, and other opportunities that might be available to the general public. The show is hosted by New TV, an EMMY Award winning state-of-the-art media [...]

Crow Patrol: staging Bulfinch Drive

Sunset time at 7:10PM under clear skies, wind W12MPH with gusts 21MPH, temp at 40F....posting and photos submitted by Craig Gibson A brief solo Crow Patrol visit along Industrial Way and Bulfinch Drive to look for staging Crows. Small numbers seen one hour before sunset time. Crows were starting to gather behind Joseph's Middle Eastern Bakery and along the [...]

Crow Patrol: Joseph’s Middle Eastern Bakery

Sunset at 7:04PM under mostly sunny skies, wind S at 7MPH, and temp at 42F Out on solo Crow Patrol and headed directly one of most recent staging areas along Industrial Way. Found small number of Crows in a round the Simpsons/Affinity buildings as well as in the rear parking lot of Joseph's Middle East Bakery. Arrived at early [...]

Crow Patrol: much smaller numbers

Sunset time 7:03PM under clear skies and late day sun, wind N12 MPH, and temp at 40F Out on solo Crow Patrol for a short while tonight; checked a number of prior staging areas after looking at the Great Blue Herons setting up nests at Nevins Bird Sanctuary; rolled along Grove St. onto Railroad St while looking for Crows [...]

Crow Patrol: staging International Way!

Sunset time 7:02PM under clear skies and late day sun, wind NW at MPH, and temp 45F; post and photos submitted by Craig Gibson Out on solo Crow Patrol with short time window to view one of the staging areas. The general area around Industrial Way continues to be a reliable location to look for staging Crows, especially 90 [...]

Crow Patrol: Wall Experiment Station

Sunset time at 6:57PM under overcast skies, wind ESE 6MPH and temp at 47F; posting and photos submitted by Craig Gibson Out on solo Crow Patrol tonight with a bit a of a later start. Made a pass by the extended cemetery complex, and not a Crow in sight at 6:10pm; made my way down to Boys and Girls [...]

Crow Patrol: Buddhist Temple!

Sunset time at 6:56PM under clear skies and dazzling bright orange late day sun, wind E 8MPH, temp at 46F; altitude approx. 142' above sea level; post and photos submitted by Craig Gibson Initially out on Crow Patrol solo at IC Cemetery; initial observations from very back of cemetery, watching slow trickle of Crows coming in; Crows were in [...]

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