Conditions: partly cloudy, wind W 16MPH, gusts, 22MPH; 29F wind chill 17F; sunset time 4:24PM.

Out on solo Crow Patrol approximately 1.5 hours after a glorious sunset. Had watched the Crows around 4:15PM, from the hospital, while staging into the hillside on SW corner of Prospect Hill, along Marston St. near the Marston Medical building. Then out on Crow Patrol, searched a number of locations, in the dark, just before 6PM, and found those crafty Crows very tightly huddled behind H&S Machine, on Marston St., just east of Marston Medical, in the trees on the downslope to the Merrimack River. Vocalizing was minimal, and movement in the roost was limited.

From Riverwalk on south side of Merrimack River, looking NNW at north side downslope trees below H&S Machine Company 

Welcome Back Crows – Sunday Nov. 17 starting at 2:30PM at Spicket River Brewery!

List of photo equipment used for this outing:

Canon EOS 80D; Lens: EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS   

ATN BinoX 4K 4-16x Day and Night Smart HD Binoculars

Blog post and photos by Craig Gibson, 2019 Crow Patrol, Lawrence, MA