Caw! Caw!

The War on Crows -- which includes fireworks, lasers and crow distress calls played over loud speakers -- moves to Albany this week. An anti-crow crew has already been at work in Troy. [CBS6] [@MattVarney]


Is there a risk of the crows losing a lot of body weight through this process and not being able to over-winter? I was down by Albany Med and saw all the birds flying around (it was kinda crazy/amazing) but I worry about all the energy they are consuming.

And do crows migrate? If so, then where? And would this be detrimental?

Or rather does anyone care?

It seemed like they had gone away for a couple of days, but on my walk home from work tonight I was tempted to open my umbrella."projectiles" were coming down like rain. Literally. It was rather perilous.

this is quite a racket - get hired to move the crows out of one city, and then get hired by the city they move to and continue the process. recession-proof job!

i do like watching the murders of crows fly south below EMPAC at dusk - they're like loud black clouds.

Aren't we just moving this flock back and forth between Albany and Troy? Is there a Crow problem, ie an established risk to anyone or thin because of such a high population? Is Ward Stone in the league of Justice yet?

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks this ridiculous. The "crow" problem in Albany is that ugly concentration of development at University Heights. Paying government workers to play obnoxious crow sounds and shoot lasers and fireworks isn't a solution for anything.

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