I heard them coming last Friday when 50 crows flew over my neighborhood late in the afternoon. I heard them again Monday morning before dawn, flying over my house in the dark.
Pittsburgh’s winter crow flock is building. Right now the number is small but by Halloween we’ll see 1,000 of them at dusk near Pitt’s Alumni Hall. Even more of them in November.
By December expect 10,000 crows. In March they’ll be gone.
Winter’s coming. Get ready for crows.
p.s. Here’s what they were like last year By the Light of the Supermoon.
(photos by Kate St. John, November 2013)