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I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 18, 2022 11:01AM
Around 6:45 AM I hear this weird noise outside, it sounded like a bunch of crows but once in a while a different sound could be heard. I got up and looked outside my window and I could see a bunch of crows flying into and out of a tree and a few branches were moving in that tree. After about 30 seconds or so most crows flew into a tree across the street and the fight and sounds continued there.

I have no idea what they were fighting, but I don't think it was other crows. Perhaps an owl or some other prey bird.

I wish I had a camera to film all this. I was intense.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: GGD
Date: September 18, 2022 11:36AM
Any chance it was some sort of mating activity? We've watched some interesting behavior with a group of male wild turkeys all chasing after as lone female. They'll fight each other for her attention and she seemed quite uninterested but threatened and was eventually chased to the roof of one of our parked cars trying to avoid them.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 18, 2022 11:48AM
Whenever crows are screaming bloody murder where I live, either one is being chased by a hawk, or several of them are chasing a hawk.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 18, 2022 12:16PM
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S. Pupp
Whenever crows are screaming bloody murder where I live, either one is being chased by a hawk, or several of them are chasing a hawk.

This, or the other thing I've seen -- crows surrounding and killing one of their own. I've often wondered if it's not just a territoriality thing, but the crows sense that one of them is sick or something, and decide to kill it.




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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 18, 2022 01:07PM
I walked around my property and I also looked at the neighbor's tree across the street and there are no feathers or any other sign that I can see.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: September 18, 2022 01:25PM
Corvids fight around my bird feeder, but they don't go after their own species.

The crows will go after the jays, and they all will go after the cardinals (who are surprisingly good at chasing off larger birds).







Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/18/2022 01:25PM by Tiangou.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: Todd's keyboard
Date: September 18, 2022 01:55PM
In the West End of Vancouver, I usually assume crows are making a ruckus about one or more racoons.

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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 18, 2022 02:09PM
How far off you sat and wondered?
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 18, 2022 02:22PM
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mrbigstuff
How far off you sat and wondered?

Who, me? I was barely awake and inside, I guess the tree was around 70-100 feet away from the window .
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: September 18, 2022 03:15PM
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mrbigstuff
How far off you sat and wondered?

Who, me? I was barely awake and inside, I guess the tree was around 70-100 feet away from the window .

Sorry, as an immigrant you were probably not weaned on American music of the 70s. It's a song reference.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: PeterB
Date: September 18, 2022 03:16PM
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Tiangou
Corvids fight around my bird feeder, but they don't go after their own species.

Actually, they will:

[www.youtube.com]
(Disgusting and mildly NSFW, you've been warned: [www.youtube.com] )




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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 18, 2022 08:06PM
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mrbigstuff
How far off you sat and wondered?

Who, me? I was barely awake and inside, I guess the tree was around 70-100 feet away from the window .

Sorry, as an immigrant you were probably not weaned on American music of the 70s. It's a song reference.

Care to explain? Thanks
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: Diana
Date: September 18, 2022 08:09PM
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mrbigstuff
How far off you sat and wondered?

Who, me? I was barely awake and inside, I guess the tree was around 70-100 feet away from the window .

Sorry, as an immigrant you were probably not weaned on American music of the 70s. It's a song reference.

Care to explain? Thanks

Bob Seger's Night Moves:

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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: gadje
Date: September 18, 2022 08:26PM
Thanks
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 19, 2022 12:13PM
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mrbigstuff
How far off you sat and wondered?

lol!

That was my first though, too.
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Re: I woke up to the sound of a crow fight
Posted by: Phy
Date: September 19, 2022 11:00PM
Where I live (Puget Sound, WA) crows often band together and harass eagles, and they make quite a racket doing that.



"Out of the quarrel with others we make rhetoric; out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry." -William Butler Yeats
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