Sunday, November 28, 2010

Early to bed. If you're a crow.

Sunset (4:30 PM; the days are short now) from Lee Valley Tools, at the bottom edge of Vancouver:

Tree lace against pink and blue sky

There's a drift of crows just at tree height.
 The whole time we stood there, a flock of crows was passing by, coming in from the coast on their way to the Stillcreek area, where thousands of crows always roost at night. I counted by fives as fast as I could; after about twenty seconds, I gave up. I had reached 80, but I'd missed a few.

40 crows.

A Skywatch post.


  1. Hi, beautiful pictures.. i love how looks the sky at this time.. 45 waw!

  2. I love crows and the huge rook roosts we get in Wales. In soma areas tens of thousands will gather

  3. The color of that top lacy tree photo is superb!

    And I don't think I've ever seen that many crows together at one time.

    My sister and I spent 3 days at the beach where we got rained on, blown over by the wind, snowed on, and finally a few hours of sunshine.

    I had a "Wanderin' Weeta moment" when I found a jellyfish washed up on the beach and stopped to take close up pictures. I'll be posting about that soon! So ... thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Gracias, DS.

    Mark, I'd love to see that! I don't think I've ever seen a rook.

    Clytie, one day I am going to go to Stillcreek at roosting time, just to get a photo. The number of crows is unbelievable; every tree is black with them!


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