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Winter Crow Roost: David Sibley!

David Sibley on the Winter Crow Roost! Dec. 1, 2023: As we start the 7th year of monitoring, documenting, and counting the Winter Crow Roost in Lawrence, we continue to receive a growing number of communications looking to know more about the roost. It is a source of great fascination and an amazing avian spectacle! This afternoon [...]

December 3rd, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: staging downriver!

Nov. 20, 2023 under clear skies, wind S 8MPH, temp 45F; sunset time 4:12PM Out on Crow Patrol with first stops by baseball field, along Merrimack Street to view buildup in staging areas. Next out onto the Duck Bridge to observe incoming flight streams downriver from the east. Image at 18 minutes after sunset time. Near the NXStage building [...]

November 30th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: flight bursts!

Nov. 26, 2023 under overcast skies, wind SSE at 4MPH with gusts, temp 41F; sunset time 4:14PM On Crow Patrol with first looks along Merrimack Street and then up to rooftop of parking garage with incoming flight streams from SE. these flight streams bypassed the B&D roof area and went on the area around the National Grid substation. Image [...]

November 26th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: leaves gone, numbers grow!

Aerial Views! Nov. 21, 2023 under mostly cloudy skies, calm wind, temp 37F; sunset time 4:17PM. Out on Crow Patrol with first looks by the airport and along Sutton Street with staging Crows seen in trees, on the ground, and in flight moving towards overnight roost. While gathering in these staging areas, the Crows are heard actively [...]

November 21st, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: leaves almost gone!

Nov. 11, 2023 under clear skies, wind N 9MPH, temp 39F; sunset 4:25PM Out on Crow Patrol with first looks from the park by the Mill240 building just after sunset time with lots of Crows in flight up and down the Merrimack River. With very clear skies, the Crows tend to converge into the roost a bit later. Flight [...]

November 12th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: Harvest Full Moon!

Harvest Full Moon! Oct. 27, 2023: clear skies, wind SW 6MPH, temp 73F; sunset time 5:44PM Out on Crow Patrol with initial scouting visits all along Merrimack Street up to, and behind Helfrich Boiler Works at 39 Merrimack St with Crows staging on the ground and in trees in rear dirt lot. Was able to share a [...]

October 31st, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: staging and converging

Aerial Views of Roost! Oct. 23, 2023: overcast skies with some breaks, wind NW 3MPH, temp 54F; sunset time 5:50PM Out on Crow Patrol up and down Merrimack Street, Pemberton Park and Mill240 complex with Crows staging and vocalizing all around but mostly within a 1/4 mile radius of the overnight roost trees; staging on the ground [...]

October 23rd, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: numbers increase

Clear skies, light wind, temp 54F; sunset time 5:56PM While returning home from Crow Patrol talk at Lakes Region Audubon in NH, made a quick stop at roost; all quiet and Crows well settled in for the night with leaves still fully on all trees; numbers continue to increase in overall roost. Note on counts/estimates: we are now using [...]

October 19th, 2023|

Crow Patrol presents to NH Audubon!

My heartfelt gratitude goes out to Jane Rice and other leaders for the wonderful opportunity to speak tonight at the Lakes Region Chapter of the New Hampshire Audubon Society's program on the Winter Crow Roost in Lawrence, MA. It was a pleasure to share my passion for this fascinating topic with such an enthusiastic audience. The event on Thursday, [...]

October 19th, 2023|

Winter Crow Roost: numbers growing!

Twilight Flight Bursts! Sat. Sept 30, 2023: under overcast skies, wind NE 5MPH, temp 57F; sunset time 6:28PM Out on Crow Patrol with numbers growing each week. Initial observations from parking garage rooftop with large numbers arriving and staging on B&D warehouse roof. A local helicopter made a low altitude flyby causing all the Crows to liftoff [...]

September 30th, 2023|
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