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



Winter Crow Roost: along Prospect Street

Surging and loud flight burst video! Conditions: overcast, wind SW 17MPH, gusts to 26MPH, 59F; sunset time 5:19PM Out on Crow Patrol along Prospect Street just north of Marston Street lights. Crows seen arriving general area just before sunset time and starting to perch in trees on the hillside just below the Prospect Hill water tower. Incoming [...]

February 17th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: Storrow Park & Water Tower

A dazzling video with motion lapse! Conditions: mostly cloudy, wind W 10 MPH, temp at 40F; sunset time 5:07PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop along Marston Street with first flight streams coming in from the south just before sunset time. The Crows always announce their arrival with wild vocalizations. This image below was capture two [...]

February 8th, 2022|

Merrimack Valley Bird Club outing!

Feb. 5, 2022: clear skies, wind NW 12MPH w gusts 22MPH, temp at 22F wind chill 10F; sunset time 5:03PM Met up with members of the Merrimack Valley Bird Club, along with a number of others at the Marston Medical Center along Marston Street in Lawrence. The Crows arrived early tonight and the incoming flight streams, many from the [...]

February 5th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: Prospect Hill

Feb. 4, 2022: heavy overcast skies, sleet & fog, wind N 10MPH, 25F; sunset time 5:01PM Out on Crow Patrol, with a late start and pulled right up along Prospect Street with Crows already streaming in, earlier than usual, and under bad weather conditions; the Crows assembled in the hillside tree tops from the Marston Street intersection and then [...]

February 4th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: more Marston Street!

Roost after dark! Feb. 1, 2022: heavy overcast skies, wind N at 5MPH, temp at 30F; sunset time 4:58PM Out on Crow Patrol with initial stops along Waverly Road in North Andover and the Lawrence Municipal Airport. Crows were seen in staging mode in multiple locations, and then later converging into the overnight roost trees along Marston [...]

February 1st, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: Marston Street!

Jan. 26, 2022: clear skies, wind NW 7MPH, temp 19F, to 10F with wind chill; sunset time at 4:50PM Out on Crow Patrol with scouting visits to endless number of locations around prior roost area on Brook Street. Then we scoured a search area working with a two mile radius out from Brook Street area; to the E/N/W and [...]

January 26th, 2022|

The Boston Globe: Crow Patrol Story!

The Boston Globe joined us for the MRWC Crow Patrol Walk & Talk last night. The reporter and photographer were fascinated with the Crows and spent time talking with many of the attendees! Caws for celebration: In evening ritual, thousands of crows gather along the Merrimack By Grace Gilson Globe Correspondent,Updated January 18, 2022, 5:43 p.m. For decades, Lawrence has [...]

January 19th, 2022|

Crow Patrol walk & talk with MRWC friends!

Tues. Jan. 18, 2022: clear skies, wind W 14MPH, gusts 26MPH, temp 25F, wind chill 13F; sunset time 4:39PM The Merrimack River Watershed Council hosted a very enjoyable for members and friends tonight. This outing took place one week after the online webinar. Minutes before joining the assembled group, we made a number of quick scouting stops north of [...]

January 18th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: Full Moon & Bloody Brook!

Full Moon Rising!! Jan. 16, 2022: mostly clear skies, wind SE 3MPH, temp at 25F; sunset time 4:37 PM Out on Crow Patrol with initial scouting stops by Holy Family Hospital, along East Street, and then Incinerator Road with very little Crow flight activity seen. Moved to the hospital area with excellent views to the west and [...]

January 16th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: the Spicket River!

The Roost after dark! Jan. 15, 2022: clear skies, wind NW 14MPH gusts 23MPH, temp at 10F, wind chill -5F; sunset time 4:36PM Out on Crow Patrol with scouting stops around north end of Prospect Hill area. Many flight streams seen heading towards the east side of Holy Family Hospital. After driving around many streets in this [...]

January 15th, 2022|
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