1 January 2023
Delighted New Year! Claire Staples and also I counted 20,000 crows for the Pittsburgh Xmas Bird Matter the other day.
3 days ago it resembled we were gone to a washout. Rainfall remained in the projection and also on 29 December I located just 15 crows while driving 16 miles to look current areas– from Parkway Facility Shopping Center to Woodville Ave, Uptown, capital Area, Gloss Hillside, the Strip Area and also the River Route at Heinz Lofts. Fifteen!?!
Thankfully, many thanks to warm suggestions from visitors, we counted 20,000 crows last night from our viewpoint near Rooney Arena at Duquesne College. Huge Say thanks to Yous most likely to:
- KEM, that passed along a Reddit video clip of crows at Duquense U (Ridiculous me. For weeks I checked out the Forbes end of school.)
- Elizabeth Norman, that emailed at sunset on 30 December that crows were flying west to eastern over Allentown/Mt. Oliver. I saw them at the same time from my structure roof.
- Lori Maggio, that emailed on 30 December that countless crows were swirling over the Blvd of the Allies at Grace Medical Facility and also Duquesne College in close to darkness. (my Aha! minute)
- Norman Wise, that validated on 31 Dec that there’s a big roost in the woody location farthest northeast in between Mount Washington and also the South Side Slopes.
I triangulated those records and also searched for a high viewpoint that can see all those areas. Claire and also I counted crows from the Bluff at Duquesne College and also had the very best crow matter ever before. Enclose the air and also countable.
Thanks, dear visitors, for all your aid. Your interest for my blog site influences me to maintain creating on a daily basis.
Delighted New Year to all!
( images by Jeff Cieslak on 27 December 2022 at Riveriew Park)