The town of Murrieta, California has a roost of crows. (north on California Oaks rd/east of the Hwy 15 off ramp) near Monroe Street.
- This roost is recorded to have in excess of 2000 crows ebird count.
- On crow.net the count is 3000 in the roost.
Is a roost of crows what inspired the movie “The Birds” by Alfred Hitchcock?
Name: American Crow
Bill: Straight bill
Color: Black body,legs & bill
Amazing Crow Facts:
- Crows mate for life.
- They live all over the world except Antarctica.
- Crows are very social birds.
- They roost to protect themselves from predators hawks,horned owls & raccoons. Crows roost in large numbers (in the thousands).
- The term “murder of crows” mostly reflects a time when groupings of many animals had colorful and poetic names. Other fun examples of “group” names include: an ostentation of peacocks, a parliament of owls, a knot frogs, and a skulk of foxes.
- Crows are predators & scavengers, which means they eat anything. They eat road-kill, insects,snake, frogs, human fast food.
It’s alarming to see thousands of crows in one spot but for now the crows have left me alone so I’m going to leave them alone. 🙂
Web Sites about Crow Roosting:
How to get rid of Crows
North America Crow Roost Map