Murder On Campus
Our campus is a winter vacation spot for thousands of crows. Here are at least three hundred of them.
No, I didn’t actually count them. I just enlarged this pic to full-screen size, noticed six trees had more than fifty crows in them, and guessed.
- The collective noun for crows is “murder”. Check out this Joshua Klein video on The Intelligence of Crows. Their natural habitat is wherever we are. They’re adapting to us – and Klein suggests we might be able to adapt to them.
- Crows are best known for loud, raucous noises but sometimes they make soft, eerily almost-human sounds.
- No idea why the stadium lights were on; the whole campus was deserted. And this was right after I’d gone through our entire building turning off every light I could find for Christmas break.
- Wonder why they roost 100 feet in the air in cold, windy weather? Seems like maximum exposure to the elements.