Crow Patrol2023-09-17T12:41:59-04:00



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 [...]

February 27th, 2023|

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 [...]

February 22nd, 2023|

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 [...]

February 21st, 2023|

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 [...]

February 15th, 2023|

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 [...]

February 14th, 2023|

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 [...]

February 13th, 2023|

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 [...]

February 13th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: inbound flight streams

Inbound flight streams Feb. 8, 2023 under clear skies, wind W 9MPH, 45F; sunset time 5:06PM On Crow Patrol with only stop along Marston Street while observing Crows streaming by overhead in SE direction towards staging areas up to 1/2 mile away, to the SE, in trees along the south side of the Merrimack River. Almost on [...]

February 8th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: flight ribbons

Flight ribbons! Feb. 7, 2023 under overcast skies, wind SE 5 MPH, temp 29F; sunset time 5:05PM On Crow Patrol with initial stops all along Sutton Street, up and around the airport with Crows streaming and perching everywhere. Stopped at end of North Main Street and swarm of crows seen heading in flight towards overnight roost area [...]

February 7th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: flight streams from downriver!

Feb. 6, 2023 under partly cloudy, wind N 12MPH, temp 46F; sunset time 5:04PM On Crow Patrol with initial scouting looks at staging locations around the airport from baseball field on Incinerator Road. Next stop on east side of 360 Merrimack Street next to the Rt. 495 Bridge with open views of the Merrimack River and south end of [...]

February 6th, 2023|
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