Crow Patrol2022-01-09T14:31:45-04:00



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|

Winter Crow Roost: Eversource lot

Looping flight bursts! Feb. 4, 2023 under mostly cloudy skies, wind W 10MPH, temp 11F wind chill -2; sunset time 5:01PM On Crow Patrol with first stop atop baseball field on Incinerator Road to view Crows streaming into staging areas, then onto Marston Street with Crows starting to anchor in along the trees on both the north [...]

February 4th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: late arrivals!

Flight bursts! Feb. 2, 2023 under clear skies, wind SW7 PMH, temp 36F; sunset time 4:59PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop along Incinerator Road to watch incoming Crows and staging area along the south side of the Merrimack River along Riverview Street. At sunset time, moved over to lower Marston Street with initial incoming flight [...]

February 2nd, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: staging downriver

Jan. 30, 2023 under overcast skies, wind E 5MPH, temp at 42F; sunset time 4:55PM On Crow Patrol with first stop to scout out nearby final staging location to the east; massive buildup of staging Crows in all deciduous trees on south side of Merrimack River, and mostly along Riverview Street, with wild vocalizations. Observed a major flight upsurge [...]

January 30th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: both sides Marston Street

Jan. 29, 2022 under overcast skies, wind SW 9MPH, temp 50F; sunset time 4:53PM A short visit after time away to survey the extended roost area; numbers at main roost location much lower than last visit with roost Crows well settled into trees all along Marston Street and also seen on trees up by Geisler Pool Complex. Image at [...]

January 29th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: Chatham-Kent Ontario

After dark and before dawn! Jan. 15, 2023 under sapphire blu clear skies, light winds and temp at 28F; sunset time 5:21PM After arriving a bit early, scouting out the local area, and observing initial incoming flight streams in small numbers, met up with Allen Woodliffe, the local CBC compiler for the St. Clair NWR circle. Before [...]

January 16th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: Woodstock, Ontario

Pre-dawn blast off! Jan. 14, 2022 under very clear skies, light winds, and temp at 28F; sunset time 5:11PM Special thanks goes out to a remarkable father/son team of Richard and Jeff Skevington, who have overseen the Woodstock, Ontario Christmas Bird Count for many years. It has been a pleasure to communicate with them for over a [...]

January 15th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: Ottawa Ontario

Jan. 14, 2022, well before sunrise, under clear skies, light winds, and temp at 14F; sunrise at 7:39AM. The CBC circle leaders in Ottawa Gatineau area have been kind enough to share lots of helpful information on their local winter crow roost for more than a year. The compilers are Daniel Toussaint and Bernie Ladouceur, along with CBC circle [...]

January 14th, 2023|
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