I happened to be driving to Rochester through Geneva a week ago at dusk, and there was a huge roost (or pre-roost staging area) of crows gathering in the park at the north end of Seneca Lake too. Thousands of crows silhouetted in the trees at sunset. Very cool to watch.
Marie Marie Read Wildlife Photography 452 Ringwood Road Freeville NY 13068 USA Phone 607-539-6608 e-mail m...@cornell.edu http://www.marieread.com http://www.agpix.com/mari ________________________________________ On Dec 15, 2010, at 07:05 PM, Andrew Roe <andrew.walker....@gmail.com> wrote: This is only my second winter in Ithaca (I'm a grad student, here from the southeast) so I don't really know how normal this is- but there seem to be an ENORMOUS number of crows around downtown Ithaca and Cornell- swirling at dusk, covering roofs, nearly toppling trees, blotting out the sun, etc. Can someone in the know let me know what's going on? Are these all birds passing through, or is there some sort of monumental attack on the Lab of O in the works? Thanks, Andrew -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html 3) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --