Crow Patrol2024-02-24T08:57:46-04:00



Crow Roost Webinar: Merrimack River Watershed Council

Lawrence’s Massive Crow Roost at ‘Crow Show’ Events The Merrimack River Watershed Council is hosting two free “Crow Show” programs in February to delve into the secrets of this dramatic natural phenomenon. On Feb. 6 at 7 p.m., local expert Craig Gibson presented a virtual Zoom slideshow to well over 125 attendees explaining the Lawrence crow roost, delving into [...]

February 6th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Full House!

Full House Feb. 5, 2024 under partly cloudy skies, wind NW 8MPH, 37F, sunset time 5:02PM Out on Crow Patrol at Marston Street intersection with magnificent sunset and watching first incoming flight streams coming in from downriver and crossing over Marston Medical building. Image at 9 minutes post sunset time. This has been the normal patterns in [...]

February 5th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: split roost!

Aerial views! Jan. 15, 2024 under mostly clear skies, wind W 7MPH, 28F; sunset time 4:35PM Out on Crow Patrol with first looks along Charles Street in North Andover to observe staging Crows downriver. Moved to Marston Street for viewing of Crows incoming to the roost with incoming flight streams arriving just after sunset time, with a [...]

January 17th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Motionlapse!

Motionlapse! Jan. 10, 2023: under mostly cloudy, wind WS 12MPH, temp 46F; sunset time 4:29PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stops by baseball field to observe nearby staging activities with nice buildup of incoming Crows along the trees near the airport. Moved to corner of Marston and Prospect Streets to watch the incoming flight streams. The [...]

January 10th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: Flight Bursts!

Flight Bursts! Jan. 9, 2024 under overcast skies, wind NE 6MPH, temp 31F; sunset time 4:29PM After scouting the nearby areas, landed at Marston Street to observe the incoming Crows. Large incoming flight streams were from both SW and downriver to the E. It was a very orderly arrival process with most Crows streaming in, circling, picking [...]

January 9th, 2024|

The Crow Patrol presents two upcoming events!

Join us for a ZOOM talk on Wed. Jan. 10, 2024, at 7:30 PM, as Craig Gibson, leader of the Crow Patrol, unveils the mystique of Lawrence, MA's Winter Crow Roost—New England's largest. Witness thousands of American and Fish Crows gracefully converging along the Merrimack River, forming a mesmerizing nightly spectacle. Last winter saw a remarkable 15,000 crows! Discover [...]

January 4th, 2024|

Winter Crow Roost: location shift underway!

Tale of Two Roosts! Dec. 20, 2023 under clear skies, wind NW 8MPH, temp 39F; sunset time 4:13PM Out on Crow Patrol with scouting visits along Market Street with incoming Crows at sunset time. Arrived South Canal Street a few minutes later to watch early incoming flight streams from the west with growing numbers converging onto the [...]

December 20th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: 2023 Christmas Bird Count!

2023 Christmas Bird Count! Dec. 16, 2023 under clear skies, wind E at 12MPH, temp 45F; sunset time 4:12PM Out on Crow Patrol for the 2023 National Audubon Christmas Bird Count. From early scouting trips, staging Crows were seen in the extended boathouse area along the Merrimack River west of the Stone Dam, near the airport, and [...]

December 16th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: staging flight vortex!

Huge Rooftop Staging!  Dec. 12, 2023 under clear skies, wind SW 8MPH, temp 40F; sunrise time 4:10PM On Crow Patrol with first stops by airport, then baseball field at Incinerator Road while observing light incoming flight streams. While heading west on Merrimack St. observed staging Crows along Market St. around O'Connell South Common. At Market St. observed [...]

December 12th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: Norfolk, VA!

Dec. 8 at 4:10PM, sunset time 4:48PM; on Crow Patrol under clear skies, S wind at 10MPH, 54°F in Norfolk, VA. Down in Norfolk fo a visit with my brother, Dave Gibson. He had put out word in advance of my arrival that I was seeking info on the local winter Crow roost. Found staging area in Woodlawn Memorial [...]

December 10th, 2023|
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