Crow Patrol

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THE 2020 CROW PATROL

The Crow Patrol was established during the 2017-2018 winter crow roost season. Craig Gibson, Bob Fox, and his wife Dana Duxbury-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. Craig has already had over 60 observation nights, with a constant eye on both staging and roosting patterns, during the 2019-2020 season. Many others have participated, and all are welcome to become members of the Crow Patrol!

Fish Crow Roost: week of July 20, 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020: clear skies, bright sun, wind SW 16MPH, gusts to 21MPH, temp 92F; sunset time 8:16PM Observations: made from South Canal Street by the truck depot; mostly Fish Crows streaming in from south and west starting around 6:15PM in small numbers; This image below shows one of the Fish Crows in flight mode while approaching the [...]

Fish Crow staging in timelapse video!

Observation details: start time 5:45PM, observed mostly Fish Crows, with active vocalizations, for almost 2 hours from along South Canal Street, with sunset time at 8:26PM. Conditions: partly cloudy, wind SE 5 MPH, temp 74F; sunset time 8:26PM For those of you with an interest in documenting bird behavior trends and patterns, a time lapse video may be [...]

July 3rd, 2020|Categories: Crow Patrol|0 Comments

Fish Crows in the overnight roost!

Observation details: start time 7:45PM, observed mostly Fish Crows, along with a few American Crows, with active vocalizations, for almost 45 minutes from along South Canal Street, and then out on the west side of the Duck Bridge, over the Merrimack River. Conditions: heavy overcast skies, wind calm, temp 67F; sunset time 8:26PM After initial arrival in [...]

Fish Crows: streaming, staging, roosting!

Observation details: start time 6:50PM, observed mostly Fish Crows, along with a few American Crows, with active vocalizations, for almost 2 hours from along South Canal Street, and then out on the west side of the Duck Bridge, with sunset time at 8:26PM. Conditions: clear skies, wind SW 10 MPH, temp 83F; sunset time 8:26PM The Fish Crows started [...]

Staging: Fish Crows and American Crows

Observation details: start time 7PM, observed mostly Fish Crows, along with a few American Crows, with active vocalizations, for over 45 minutes from along South Canal Street, with sunset time at 8:26PM. Conditions: clear skies, wind SE at 6MPH, temp at 76F As the Fish Crows were starting to gather, had a chance to throw out some bright orange [...]

Fish Crows in final staging mode

Observation details: start time 7PM, observed mostly Fish Crows, along with a few American Crows, with active vocalizations, for over 1.5 hours from three locations (South Canal Street area, Mill240 park, Duck Bridge) with sunset time at 8:25PM Conditions: clear skies, wind E at 6MPH, temp at 75F Again, initial observation area was from the truck depot along South [...]

Fish Crows: staging and roosting

Observation details: start time 7:50PM, and observed Fish Crows for about 25 minutes in two locations with sunset time at 8:22PM Conditions: overcast skies, wind S at 7MPH, temp at 71F Initial observation area was along South Canal Street, located just west of the New Balance complex. Over 200 FICR's were observed in the general area. They were milling [...]

Fish Crows: staging and roosting near Duck Bridge

Observation period: for about 60 minutes starting at 8:15PM along South Canal Street and then moving over to the west side of the Duck Bridge over the Merrimack River. Conditions: mostly clear skies, wind from S at 8MPH, temp at 81F and sunset time 8:19PM Arrived in the area near the Duck Bridge and after a few minutes watching [...]

Roosting young Fish Crows!

Conditions: mostly clear skies, wind from south at 13MPH, with gusts to 18MPH; temp at 80F; sunset time 8:12PM After being way for many weeks, had a nice opportunity to return to Lawrence Wednesday night in an effort to scout out the roosting young Fish Crows. Like last summer, these young Fish Crows band together during the summer months. [...]

Fish Crow vs. American Crow???

On May, 20, 2020, an incoming email arrived from a bird biologist friend on the west coast with photos and questions about a Fish Crow identification. She has a great interest in Crows and has studied many different types of Crows. She has received 3 photos of a Crow and had been asked to help in distinguishing whether it [...]

May 20th, 2020|Categories: Crow Patrol|0 Comments
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