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Winter Crow Roost: back to New Balance!

April 22, 2024: under clear skies, wind NW 6MPH, temp 52F; sunset 7:35PM Out on Crow Patrol after being away. The overnight roost has shifted back to the north side of the New Balance building along the Merrimack River. The same seasonal shift was noted in my eBird posting on 4.12.23 last spring. The remaining Crows tend to move [...]

April 22nd, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: incoming flight streams!

Flight Streams! Feb. 22, 2024 under mostly cloudy, wind SSW 8MPH, temp 41F; sunset time 5:24PM Out on Crow Patrol with stops at staging locations along Sutton and Charles Street in North Andover. Moved to intersection along Marston Street. Major incoming flight streams coming from due south over the Merrimack River at 10 minutes after sunset time. [...]

February 22nd, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Manchester, NH!

Feb. 21, 2024: under mostly clear skies, wind SE 8MPH, temp 34F; sunset time 5:24PM Made a visit with hopes of finding the local overnight Crow roost. After initial stops along east side of the Merrimack River from Amoskeag Falls down to bridge at Granite Street, moved to west side of river with more scouting stops from Notre Dame [...]

February 21st, 2024|

Springfield Crow Roost: Boston Globe Front Page!

A front row seat to a murder mystery In Springfield, Patti Steinman leads an urban safari to observe crows in all their glory By Francie Lin, globe correspondent SPRINGFIELD — At 4 p.m. on a sun-showered Saturday, Patti Steinman scans the bare trees between the interstate and the Albany Street railroad tracks. A cracked parking lot in an industrial [...]

February 20th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Merrimack River Watershed Council Walk!

Timelapse Video! Feb. 20, 2024 under clear skies, calm wind conditions, temp 34F; sunset time 5:22PM Out on Crow Patrol with initial stops nearby to scout out nearby staging locations. Joined tonight by 47 attendees for the annual Crow Patrol walk/talk hosted by our friends and staff at the Merrimack River Watershed Council (MRWC). Special thanks to [...]

February 20th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Eagle Tribune Front Page!

Video from Eagle Tribune! The following front page feature article in the Eagle Tribune, a daily newspaper covering the Merrimack Valley, Essex County, and Southern New Hampshire; highlights Craig's fascination with observing and documenting the nightly winter crow roost spectacle in Lawrence, MA. Craig, a retired Roman Catholic hospital chaplain at Lawrence General Hospital, has been studying [...]

February 14th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: walk and talk!

Feb. 10, 2024 under clear skies, wind SW 7MPH, temp 53F; sunset time 5:09PM Out on Crow Patrol with initial scouting visits at the nearby ball field and along Sutton Street to observe staging Crows. Met up with group of 10 for a Crow Patrol walk and talk; due to two reschedulings, the group was smaller than original 36 [...]

February 10th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: stunning aerial views!

Stunning Aerial Views! Feb. 9, 2023 under clear skies, wind S 3MPH, temp 47F; sunset time 5:07PM On Crow Patrol with initial scouting stops at Incinerator Road with views of staging Crows at end of Charles Street and around the airport. Moved back to lower Marston Street and watched initial incmong flight streams arrive at close to [...]

February 9th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: filling in the roost!

Mesmerizing Roost Action! Feb. 8, 2024 under clear skies, wind SE 6MPH, temp at 41F; sunset time 5:06PM Out on Crow Patrol with a local reporter and news photographer under ideal conditions! Initial incoming flight stream from the SE, up and over the Merrimack River, over Marston Medical building and crossing over Marston Street at 15 minutes [...]

February 8th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Fitchburg, MA!

Staging on Rollstone Hill! Feb. 7, 2024 under partly cloudy, light wind, temp 41F; sunset time 5:08PM Made visit to Fitchburg to locate winter crow roost based on tips from members of The Crow Patrol in Lawrence and with thanks to recent posting by Jon Skinner. After driving around extended area around cemetery and Rollstone Hill, moved [...]

February 7th, 2024|
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