Oct 24 2009
1 or 2… 10 or 20… 100 or 200.
That’s what it’s been like to count crows around here this fall.
In August I could always find 1 or 2. In September it was normal to see 10 or 20. Now the winter crow flock is gathering in the East End of Pittsburgh and I see 100 or 200 fly over my house at dawn.
Why stop there?
Soon there’ll be 1,000 to 2,000 and by the time we do the Christmas Bird Count in late December we’ll have 10,000, maybe even 20,000 crows. At that point they’ll change their staging areas frequently, just to keep us on our toes while we’re counting crows.
(photo by Chuck Tague)