Crows In No Hurry To Leave W.Va., Head South

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Bluefield, W.Va. (AP) -- Large flocks of crows are still hanging around southern West Virginia instead of heading south, despite the cold.

Wildlife biologist Todd Dowdy with the State Division of Natural Resources says food is a likely factor.

If migrating crows can get access to food, they'll sometimes frequent agricultural areas.

Dowdy says he saw a large flock near Beckley last week.

Flocks of crows are roosting nightly in Bluefield and other areas in Mercer County.

Dowdy says he's never seen a large flock of migratory crows stay in an area fore more than a couple weeks at a time.

He says crows can be persuaded to leave by using firecrackers or other noise makers.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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  • by Roger Location: Williamstown on Jan 4, 2010 at 10:19 AM
    If I had been fortunate enougth to have been born a native American I would have been called White Crow. If you really knew me, you'd understand why. Please leave the crows alone for the entertainment of owls and squirrels.
  • by Keith Location: Parkersburg on Jan 4, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    Our Federal Legislature has gone to the DOGS; and now Bluefield has gone to the BIRDS, WHAT NEXT???
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