I'd be interested in finding out more about the winter gatherings of crows in
urban areas. Montpelier has seen some rather large roosts across the street
from the post office each winter. Just before dusk settles in hundreds, if
not one or two thousand stream in from the surrounding country side.
Somewhere, I have read that the bright lights of the city attracts them. How
you gonna keep them down on the farm? Any good sources of info on this?
From: Nancy Goodrich <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 2007/04/04 Wed PM 07:21:20 CDT
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Subject: [VTBIRD] Crow follow up
As I've done a little research on my backyard crows the past 2 days I
looked at my Thayer bird software program that includes excerpts from
"The Birders Handbook" as well as ID photos and lo and behold one of the
thumbnail photos was of a crow feeding from a hanging suet feeder!! So
I guess this behavior of my yard birds isn't as unusual as I'd thought.
Also perused Sibley's and Stokes bird behavior reference books and was a
little uneasy at the discussion of huge crow population growth and
predation of songbird territories sometimes associated with attraction
of suburban feeders. Food for thought, Nancy Goodrich, Burlington