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Crow social gatherings

Did you know there are other animals who will be gathering in large social groups tomorrow evening? Crows roost together in very large numbers, especially in winter. This is thought have a number of potential reasons behind it: predator protection, communication, body heat conservation, and social bonding are a few theories. In the evening, as night approaches, crows start arriving to the general area of the roost. As more and more individuals arrive, the gathering gets more and more raucous, with loud cawing, preening, lots of socializing, and fights for social status until it gets too dark and everyone finally goes to bed.

...sound familiar?

Have a safe and happy New Year from all of us at OSS!


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