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 Post subject: Crow (or Raven?) migration?
PostPosted: Feb 16 2:10 pm 
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On Sat Feb 11, late in the afternoon, THOUSANDS of crows filled the air in South Langley.
I was driving along 16th Ave and could NOT believe the number I saw in the air.
They were coming out of the east and (obviously) heading west. Many hundreds were perched in the bare branches of the trees that line some properties along 16th.
I have never seen that many crows together at any one time....anyone know if this is a migratory return?
Again this morning (Feb 16), driving on No 10 Hwy at 152nd St. there were hundreds flying west.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow (or Raven?) migration?
PostPosted: Feb 16 4:13 pm 
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Hi Laura,
You are seeing the daily journey of crows to their nocturnal roosts. Thousands of birds spend the nights at the roosts and return next morning to their daytime foraging areas.


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 Post subject: Re: Crow (or Raven?) migration?
PostPosted: Feb 16 10:42 pm 
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One other thing I will add is once nesting season starts for the Crows they will no longer do the daily journey to their night roosts. You only see the vast numbers every evening out of nesting season.

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