[CT Birds] On Fish Crows...

Russ Smiley arsmiley at comcast.net
Mon Apr 2 21:02:56 EDT 2012

I've stopped twice at the McDonald's on Route 34 in Derby just west of Route
121 and noted that there were fish crows there both times.

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Dear Chris:

There is a sizeable crow roost on Rt. 34 in Derby by the Orange-Derby
Shopping Center. Most of it is centered in the woods next to the Lowe's. It
is a mixed flock-I have learned over time that I can pick out some Fish
Crows and some American Crows visually by the extremes at either end. You
can pick out the vocalizations as well. Up the hill in the vicinity of the
Ansonia Nature Center, I have seen and heard both kinds, but it appears that
the American Crows nest there. The roost is only about a quarter mile from
the Housatonic as the crow flies (sorry), and Fish Crows are fairly common
up the Naugatuck River to Torrington.

There are always a few that hang out there even during the summer. I guess
they are non-breeders that scavenge with the pigeons and gulls.

Jim Bair
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