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Winter Roost: more crows on the move!

Crows in the roost quieting down for overnight! Conditions: clear skies, wind S at 3MPH, temp at 72F, sunset time 6:06PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop atop parking garage with Crows starting to gather in small numbers on rooftops below about 35 minutes before sunset. The initial buildup took place on multiple roof areas around [...]

October 12th, 2021|

Crow Roost before dawn!

Morning Crow calls! Oct. 9, 2021: mostly cloudy, wind N at 5MPH, temp at 54F; sunrise time 6:51PM Out on early Crow Patrol, starting about 60 minutes before sunrise time to observe the wake up, dawn dispersal, and raucous vocalizations from the overnight roost while viewing from the west side of the Duck Bridge! This image below [...]

October 9th, 2021|

Crows staging all along Merrimack Street

Great action time lapse video of staging Crows Oct. 5, 2021: mostly cloudy, wind NE at 3MPH, temp at 58F; sunset time 6:18PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop along Merrimack Street watching the Crows streaming in and landing atop the NXStage along the Merrimack River. Next stop was on the roof at the McGovern Parking [...]

October 5th, 2021|

Crow Patrol presents at 2021 AOS/SCO Conference

The Crow Patrol presented at the American Ornithological Society (AOS) Virtual Meeting, August 9-13 2021! The Crow Patrol flocked together with attendees last month for the 2021 AOS/SCO virtual meeting! The meeting, August 9-13, featured an amazing line-up of keynote and plenary speakers, workshop, symposia, discussions, and social events. The meeting theme, Birds of Many Feathers Flock Together, aimed to harness the [...]

October 3rd, 2021|

Crow Patrol: numbers growing!

Sept. 30, 2021: mostly cloudy, wind W at 6MPH, temp at 58F; sunset time 6:27PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop around the south end of the Casey Bridge with Crows arriving into this regular staging area. In this location, it was mostly Fish Crows based on vocalizations. Once again, the Crows were seen perched in tight formation [...]

September 30th, 2021|

More Fish Crow staging action

Sept. 27, 2021: mostly cloudy, wind S at 5MPH, temp 69F Out on Crow Patrol with initial stops along east end of Merrimack Street, then heading westward with little action. Headed to top of the McGovern parking garage and observed a dribble of Crows starting to stream in, with a small group assembling at the west end of B&D [...]

September 27th, 2021|

Staging Fish Crows

Staging Fish Crows! Sept. 23, 2021: mostly clear skies, wind E at 7MPH, temp at 77F Out on Crow Patrol making a number of stops by recent staging areas with no luck. Then, observed Crows in flight towards south end of Casey Bridge, and discovered well over 150 Fish Crows along with a few American Crows. They [...]

September 23rd, 2021|

Staging Fish Crows on Merrimack Street

Tues. Sept 21, 2021: clear skies, wind SE 5MPH, 71F; sunset time 6:43PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop along Island Street with small numbers of Fish Crows based on vocalizations. After watching a 15-20 Crows fly over the Merrimack River, next stop was by the NXStage building with a over 75 Fish Crows on the ground and [...]

September 21st, 2021|

Mill240 Roof Deck!

Mon. Sept 20, 2021 : clear skies, wind SE 6MPH, temp at 67F; sunset time 6:45PM, moonrise 7:03PM Out on Crow Patrol with a visit to the roof deck at Mill240 with sweeping 270 degrees views. Crows were seen streaming in from the west and south. The initial staging area was on nearby rooftops at the south end of [...]

September 20th, 2021|

Crow Roost: Fish Crows eating berries!

Conditions: clear skies, wind NW 9MPH, temp at 76F; sunset time 6:57PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop along Merrimack Street west of the Casey Bridge with Fish Crows gathering on the ground, rooftops, and utility lines. The Fish Crows seem to assemble in a separate staging area and are usually found mulling around on the ground in [...]

September 13th, 2021|
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