I've noticed ‘crows’ have been in the trees again by the radio station. Every year around this time thousands of crows show up in the early morning hours and then are gone by late morning.

It seems this is normal winter behavior for crows. The birds ‘roost’, or sleep in packs, in the winter for protection. The great horned owl is their biggest predator and by staying is massive numbers; it helps with early warnings and protection. The crows like to sleep in town too because there is less of a chance of owls being there. It could be too, crows have been roosting in a certain spot in a town long before the town was built.

Crows will roost this way until March and then they will head back to their home to start building nests and breeding. (to make even more crows, great!)

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