THE 2022 CROW PATROL BLOG
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Winter Crow Roost: Crows off to breeding grounds!
Stunning aerial views! March 13, 2023 under heavy overcast with light rain wind E 5MPH, temp 39F, sunset time 6:48PM On Crow Patrol with a series stops up and down Prospect Street from the intersection up to the charter school parking lot with Crows staging in tree tops from end to end. Numerous flight bursts in trees [...]
Winter Crow Roost: numbers dropping!
Tree top flight bursts! March 7, 2023 under overcast, light snow, wind NW 12MPH with gusts 23MPH, temp 31F, sunset 5:41PM On Crow Patrol along lower Marston Street by the main intersection with Crows arriving much earlier than normal, about 30 minutes before sunset time, and perching in hillside tree tops. Image at 10 minutes after sunset [...]
Winter Crow Roost: Prospect Hill views!
Prospect Hill views March 1, 2023 under overcast skies, wind SE 7MPH, temp 38F, sunset time 5:33PM On Crow Patrol with first stop around water tower on Prospect Hill to observe incoming Crows. Next stop was at the very rear of the Geisler Pool complex as endless incoming flight streams were arriving onto the tree tops around [...]
Winter Crow Roost: hillside aerial views
Hillside aerial views Overcast skies, wind E 6MPH, temp 31F, sunset at 5:31PM On Crow Patrol with first stops on Prospect Hill and Storrow Park to observe Crows staging and vocalizing in nearby tree tops. Moved down to lower Marston Street to observe Crows arriving into the overnight roost. The Crows initially anchored the roost in normal [...]
Winter Crow Roost: water tower
Aerial views! Heavy overcast skies, wind W 5MPH, 39F; sunset time 5:25PM On Crow Patrol with first stop up by water tower and Storrow Park, then moved down to lower Marston Street. Crows started arriving minutes after sunset time with multiple flight burst loops out over Marston Street. Image at 26 minutes post sunset. The Crows filled [...]
Winter Crow Roost: flight streams Prospect Street!
Flight bursts!! Feb. 21, 2023 under heavy overcast skies, wind E 5MPH, temp 36F; sunset time 5:23PM On Crow Patrol with initial scouting stops on streets around top of Prospect Hill with many tree tops filling up with arriving Crows. Moved down to lower Marston Street 10 minutes before sunset time. Initial incoming flight streams were heavy [...]
Merrimack River Watershed Council Outing!
Feb. 15, 2023 under clear skies, wind S at 12MPH, temp 57F; sunset time 5:16PM On Crow Patrol with a terrific walking tour group of 30+ organized by John Macone and the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Had made a quick stop to observe staging birds on the west side of Lawrence Municipal Airport. Met up with attendees of the [...]
Winter Crow Roost: loud vocalizations!
Fascinating aerial videography! Feb. 14, 2023 under clear skies, wind NW 8MPH, temp 44F; sunset time 5:14PM On Crow Patrol with first stop atop baseball field along Incinerator Road to scout for staging areas to the NE with Crows streaming NE corner of airport. Moved to lower Marston Street with initial incoming flight streams arriving from behind [...]
Winter Crow Roost: tree tops Marston Street
Stunning flight bursts! On Crow Patrol with first stop along the banks of the Merrimack River at end of North Main Street in North Andover, observing light incoming flight streams at sunset time. Moved over to Marston Street and observed endless incoming flight streams coming in from the NE. Saw large numbers of Crows gathering and loudly [...]
Youth Development Organization (YDO)!
On Monday, Feb. 13, I had a wonderful visit with these terrific students in the Youth Development Organization (YDO) space on the 6th floor of the Everett Mills building. As a follow-up, Nancy Lee sent the following message: Hi Craig, Thank you SO SO much for coming to YDO and sparking interest in many young people about crows and [...]