Based on reports from local observers, I have recovered the carcasses of 10 dead crows this week: five from Ithaca College grounds and five from the Wood St - Titus Towers park area. This is a disturbing number of dead crows. We lost a lot of crows in the past two summers to West Nile virus
A couple days ago I saw a dead crow under some pines beside Pleasant Grove Road. I don't know whether it got hit by a car, or fell from a tree. or what. I called Kevin McGowan and hope he had time to collect it because I didn't. I'm curious why it died, and wonder if yours was similar.