Rochester spends thousands annually to disperse a massive murder of crows

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Like clockwork, tens of thousands of crows, also known as a murder, come together this time of year for their own safety. They’re noticeable in downtown Rochester.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society President June Summers said it's a way to protect themselves from predators, like owls. She said the crows are often distant relatives.

“Crows come together in a winter roost, in numbers because it's safer,” said Summers. “In the spring and the summer they disperse and go out and nest, and take up territories in the rest of the county.”

For most of the last decade, the birds have found their way downtown from their long time roost in Mount Hope Cemetery. Summers isn’t sure why they moved but mused that the heat from the pavement in the center of town may have attracted them.

The birds have a distinct sound, smell and droppings, particularly noticeable around downtown buildings like the Geva theater, the ESL Headquarters and Frontier Field.

If other areas having the same issue and are using the same technique and it's still not working then stop throwing money at it.
 

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I never did like those nasty ass birds. A few thousand 12ga birdshot rounds would probably lower their numbers a bit.
 

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Like clockwork, tens of thousands of crows, also known as a murder, come together this time of year for their own safety. They’re noticeable in downtown Rochester.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society President June Summers said it's a way to protect themselves from predators, like owls. She said the crows are often distant relatives.

“Crows come together in a winter roost, in numbers because it's safer,” said Summers. “In the spring and the summer they disperse and go out and nest, and take up territories in the rest of the county.”

For most of the last decade, the birds have found their way downtown from their long time roost in Mount Hope Cemetery. Summers isn’t sure why they moved but mused that the heat from the pavement in the center of town may have attracted them.

The birds have a distinct sound, smell and droppings, particularly noticeable around downtown buildings like the Geva theater, the ESL Headquarters and Frontier Field.

If other areas having the same issue and are using the same technique and it's still not working then stop throwing money at it.

At town in PA used to have an annual pigeon shoot for pigeons that roosted and nested on a bridge and the droppings rotted the steel.


Was stopped by protest.
 

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We also have a large migration of crows here in Florida. But they mostly migrate further south in the state.In Orlando its vulture who winter in the down town area. Not much can be done but clean up after them.
 

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Like clockwork, tens of thousands of crows, also known as a murder, come together this time of year for their own safety. They’re noticeable in downtown Rochester.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society President June Summers said it's a way to protect themselves from predators, like owls. She said the crows are often distant relatives.

“Crows come together in a winter roost, in numbers because it's safer,” said Summers. “In the spring and the summer they disperse and go out and nest, and take up territories in the rest of the county.”

For most of the last decade, the birds have found their way downtown from their long time roost in Mount Hope Cemetery. Summers isn’t sure why they moved but mused that the heat from the pavement in the center of town may have attracted them.

The birds have a distinct sound, smell and droppings, particularly noticeable around downtown buildings like the Geva theater, the ESL Headquarters and Frontier Field.

If other areas having the same issue and are using the same technique and it's still not working then stop throwing money at it.

Has anybody blamed Trump yet?
 

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Like clockwork, tens of thousands of crows, also known as a murder, come together this time of year for their own safety. They’re noticeable in downtown Rochester.

Genesee Valley Audubon Society President June Summers said it's a way to protect themselves from predators, like owls. She said the crows are often distant relatives.

“Crows come together in a winter roost, in numbers because it's safer,” said Summers. “In the spring and the summer they disperse and go out and nest, and take up territories in the rest of the county.”

For most of the last decade, the birds have found their way downtown from their long time roost in Mount Hope Cemetery. Summers isn’t sure why they moved but mused that the heat from the pavement in the center of town may have attracted them.

The birds have a distinct sound, smell and droppings, particularly noticeable around downtown buildings like the Geva theater, the ESL Headquarters and Frontier Field.

If other areas having the same issue and are using the same technique and it's still not working then stop throwing money at it.
I lived in corn country for awhile about thirty miles below Rochester. I was surrounded by corn fields. One day I saw a The Birds moment across the way. A massive, sky filling flock of crows spiraling down and shifting in waves over the corn field. It was unbelievable.
 

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They steal the babies and eggs of songbirds. On my persona non gratta list.
Run them off.
Just a small nickpit ... crows are songbirds ... Order Passeriformes ...

Crows are smart too ... when we did kill one, we hung the dead body at the corners of our almond orchard ... did seem to keep the bastards away from the harvest ... something Rochester might try ...
 

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They steal the babies and eggs of songbirds. On my persona non gratta list.
Run them off.
Just a small nickpit ... crows are songbirds ... Order Passeriformes ...

Crows are smart too ... when we did kill one, we hung the dead body at the corners of our almond orchard ... did seem to keep the bastards away from the harvest ... something Rochester might try ...
They are smart.
 

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