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



Winter Crow Roost: Crows in the Snow!

March 9, 2022: heavy overcast skies with snow, fog, visibility 3/4 mile, wind N at 5MPH, 32F; sunset time 5:43PM Out on Crow Patrol with stops in the hospital parking lot, atop Prospect Hill, and back along west side of Prospect Street. This view is from General Street looking to the east and skyward as the Crow settled in [...]

March 9th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: flight bursts!

Sensational flight bursts! Conditions: clear skies, wind W at 6MPH, 41F; sunset time 5:35PM Out on Crow Patrol along Marston Street with Crows streaming in over Marston and Prospect Streets towards the top of Prospect Hill, with one congested flight wave after another arriving from the south out over the Merrimack River. This image below almost 20 [...]

March 2nd, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: sunset flight swirls!

Sunset flight bursts! Feb. 28, 2022: clear skies, wind W 12MPH, temp at 26F wind chill 15F; sunset time 5:32PM Out on Crow Patrol with Crows staging on the Riverwalk complex rooftops along Merrimack Street on the south side of Merrimack River. Even from a distance you could hear them vocalizing and then minutes after sunset time [...]

February 28th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: sunset colors!

Entertaining time lapse!! Sat. Feb. 26, 2022: clear skies, wind SW 6MPH, temp 29F; sunset time 5:30PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stop up and around Prospect Hill, Ferrous Park, and then along Marston Street under stunning clear skies. The Crows have been staging atop the east end of the Riverwalk complex, and were gathering there, [...]

February 26th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: flight bursts!

Amazing flight bursts! Conditions: clear skies, wind NW 5 MPH, temp at 27F; sunset time 5:27PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stops along Prospect Street, up by the water tower, and then in place at west end of Marston Street. The Crows arrived much later than normal with the first waves streaming in from the south [...]

February 24th, 2022|

Grade 3: Parthum School, Lawrence, MA

On the morning of Feb. 2, 2022, an email arrived in my inbox from Lisa Apovian, a local grade school teacher in the Lawrence Public School system.  She had participated in a recent online program on the Winter Crow Roost hosted by the Merrimack River Watershed Council. Lisa requested a presentation about the local Winter Crow Roost for young [...]

February 24th, 2022|

Winter Crow Roost: before sunrise in the roost!

Fascinating video at dawn! Feb. 20, 2022: clear skies, wind W at 8MPH, temp 14F, wind chill 3F; sunrise time 6:34AM Out on Crow Patrol at dawn, about 60 minutes before sunrise time. This time is usually referred to as nautical twilight. It occurs when the center of the Sun is between 6 degrees and 12 degrees [...]

February 20th, 2022|

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|
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